Online-Only Auction, 16 - 23 August 2021

Sold for

R 6 449
Lot 480
De Trafford; Syrah 393; 2013; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 5 000 - 6 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 6 449

About this Item

Syrah 393, 2013
6 (1 x 6) 750ml
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.
Known for their powerful reds with graceful ageing properties, the iconic 393 Syrah is a selection of the best barrels with half coming from their steepest terraced section (planted in 2003) known as the Tip Top Mount Fleur. Only 480 cases (1 x 6) produced.

Critics Ratings

‘393 refers to the altitude of the vineyard on Dave Trafford’s property. This single parcel makes a rich, blockbuster wine that’s picked late and sees 40% new oak. Compact, dusty tannins and considerable concentration underpin dark plum, damson and blackberry flavours. Drink 2017-25.’ – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2016, 94/100

‘Unfined/filtered, as all reds, 2013 similar deep & broad vein as 2012 (93 pts), 2011; layered & refined, it has violet & pepper nuances, satisfying now but crafted to improve decade or more.’ – Platter’s SA Wine Guide, 4.5*

‘Solidly built, with lots of dark plum, fig and blackberry compote flavors forming the core, enlivened by a streak of licorice snap and backed by sweet toasted vanilla accents and brambly grip on the finish. Densely packed but shows ample energy. Will cellar nicely.’ – James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 93/100 (Oct 2018)

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client


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