Young Guns and New Wave Producers

Timed Online Auction, 17 - 27 November 2023

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ZAR 2 932
Lot 25
  • B Vintners; Haarlem to Hope; 2017; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 2 800 - 3 500
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 2 932

About this Item

Haarlem to Hope, 2017
6 (1 x 6) 750ml

A partnership between cousins Bruwer Raats (a Strauss auction favourite) and Gavin Bruwer Slabbert who are on a pursuit to discover unique parcels of vineyards that 'celebrate the rich heritage of the Cape' with heirloom varieties like Hanepoot (Muscat d'Alexandrie), Chenin Blanc and of course home-grown Pinotage. The philosophy behind the craft is a lightness of touch that expresses the unique identities of these special sites.

Haarlem To Hope is a blend of Chenin Blanc, Semillon; Muscat d’ Frontignan and Muscat d’ Alexandrie. The varieties were brought to the Cape, by the early Dutch settlers and were the first varieties to be planted. In the years that followed, these varieties formed the cornerstone of grape growing in the Cape of Good Hope. For more than three centuries, the colourful people of our vibrant land have cultivated them. The wine celebrates a story of African hope and prosperity, a story that will evolve for centuries to come.

Winemaker's personal tasting note:
'A concentration of bright fruit on the nose that follows through onto the palate, that creates tension and excitement all at once. Nectarine, pear and melon are given depth by touches of spice, lemongrass and ginger, while hints of floral and scrub enhances a further dimension. Time in older oak, with close lees contact, has helped to give the wine breadth and depth on the palate and keeps the focus with a saline and savoury linger.' - Gavin Slabbert

Critics Ratings

‘Poised and charming blend celebrating heirloom varieties Chenin Blanc and Semillon (64/28), with Muscats de Frontignan and d’Alexandrie. 2017 expressive pear and ginger, ripe fruit giving the impression of sweetness though bone-dry, savouriness from older oak, as in equally stellar 2016.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2019, 5* (95/100)

95/100 - Greg Sherwood MW

'Haarlem to Hope - a reference to the early Dutch settlers’ voyage to the Cape - is a Chenin based white blend with Semillon and the two Muscats, aged in old wood. Waxy, herbal and refreshing with some orange zest and lemongrass undertones.' - Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2018, 92/100

'The 2017 Haarlem to Hope is a blend of four grape varieties: 64% Chenin Blanc, 28% Sémillon, 4% Muscat de Frontignan and 4% Muscat d’Alexandria. It was matured for 12 months in used French oak. It has a perfumed bouquet of yellow flowers, linseed and a touch of oiliness; mirabelle and sage scents emerge with time. The fresh, energetic palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, and the marmalade- and pistachio-scented finish is nicely poised. Excellent.' - Neal Martin, Vinous 92/100 (Aug 2018)

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