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Lot 326

De Trafford
Elevation, 2006
3 (1 x 3) 1500ml
Wedged between the Stellenbosch and Helderberg mountains, situated on the beautiful Mont Fleur farm, is the boutique De Trafford winery. The Trafford family purchased the land in 1976 and a small vineyard was in place by 1983. The flagship Elevation is a selection of the best barrels from their home vineyard, with this blend aiming to express the remarkable site to its fullest. Miniscule production of 3500 bottles only.

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Named for altitude of home-vineyard above sea level. Best cab, merlot, shiraz; 2 yrs all new Fr oak. Trademark 06 quiet & unassuming but brimming with concentrated flavour, elegance & class. Like 05, the unflashy storm worth 10 yrs in cellar.’ – Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2009, 4.5*

‘(a blend of 50% cabernet sauvignon, 37% merlot and 13% shiraz; 15% alcohol): Rather reticent aromas of spices, dark chocolate and licorice. Dense and very ripe but juicy, with a lively acid backbone currently suppressing the brooding dark berry and licorice flavors. Finishes with very ripe, dusty tannins and palate-staining persistence. This powerfully concentrated wine needs several years of additional bottle aging.’ – Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com (March 2011), 93/100

This has mature mint, tobacco and bay leaf aromas, but gains steam on the palate, with rich, velvety-textured black currant paste, fig sauce and coffee notes nicely rolled together. There's plenty of grip, but it's nicely integrated on the long, smoldering, tar-tinged finish... 25 cases imported.’ – Wine Spectator (November 2011), 92/100

A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 13% Shiraz, the 2006 Elevation 393 is raised in French oak for 22 months. It has a very ripe, slightly muffled bouquet with secondary aromas of wild mushroom, game, mint and a touch of cedar. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, tensile tannins and lovely peppery black fruit. It shows a little more conviction than the 2005 and should age well for another 8-10 years. Drink now-2020.’ Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (August 2011), 90/100

 


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Estimate: R 4 000 - 6 000 

Sold for R 4 000
Which is R 4 552 incl Buyer's Premium and VAT


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