Online-Only Auction, 12 - 19 October 2020

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ZAR 12 898
Lot 543
  • Hartenberg; Gravel Hill; 2010; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
ZAR 8 000 - 9 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 12 898
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

Gravel Hill, 2010
6 (1 x 6) 750ml
With a rich history that dates back to 1692, Hartenberg has passed through the legendary families of Finlayson and Gilbey until the late Ken Mackenzie purchased the estate in 1987. Situated in its own self-contained valley on the slopes of the Bottelary Hills in Stellenbosch, the terroir is renowned for fine quality and ageability. CWG member Carl Schultz has presided as the head winemaker for over 25 years and has produced world class, powerful reds. 
The 170-hectare property has a pure water source running through it, and a number of birds and animals which call Hartenberg their home. As such, the owners and staff have accepted responsibility for the conservation of the property through considered and sustainable use of all natural resources. They have various initiatives in place to ensure an environment where nature thrives.
Previously only released through the CWG, the Gravel Hill Shiraz holds the record for the longest Guild ‘accreditation’. 

Critics Ratings

‘The stony, bony soils here produce small quantities of small berries, showing more austerity and focus than The Stork. Fine and taut with flavours of liquorice, new oak sweetness and a smoky core of bramble and blackberry fruit. A great site for Syrah and a correspondingly characterful, soil-driven wine. Drink: 2017-26’ – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2015, 94/100

‘Fruit purity of 2010 ably framed by subtle violet, spice & pepper nuances. Layered, textured, elegant & refined, it speaks of its gravelly vineyard. Superbly smooth, with wonderful integration of all-new oak & fruit. Lithe yet restrained, one for the long haul.’ – Platter’s SA Wine Guide, 4.5* (2015)

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