Bordeaux Theme

Live Virtual Auction, 26 March 2023

Bordeaux Fine Wine

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ZAR 8 208
Lot 14
  • Hartenberg; The Mackenzie; 2007; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 8 000 - 12 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 8 208

About this Item

2007 The Mackenzie
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.

The Mackenzie is a limited volume single-vineyard flagship blend. The selection on auction constitutes the best vintages of the decade following the turn of the century.

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client

Critics Ratings

‘Sultry 2007 tight-knit bramble fruits under veil of fine-grained tannins mid-2010, but dazzling fruit purity suggests immense pleasure in time. Cabernet plus lugs merlot & malbec. 22 months new French oak. 2006 (4.5 stars) was more restrained.’ – Platter’s SA Wine Guide, 5* (2011)

'The 2007 The MacKenzie is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and 7% Malbec raised entirely in French oak for 22 months. It has a very toasty, oaky bouquet where the wood obfuscates the fruit profile. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe tannins on the entry, good acidity with sultry dark berried fruit and a grainy finish. I feel that a prudent oak regime would have allowed more fruit expression. Drink 2012-2016.' - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 90/100 (Aug 2011)

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