Young Guns and New Wave Producers

Timed Online Auction, 17 - 27 November 2023

Young Gun and New Wave Producers

Sold for

ZAR 6 449
Lot 48
  • Erika Obermeyer Wines; Erika O Cabernet Sauvignon; 2017; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 6 500 - 9 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 6 449

About this Item

Erika O Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017
6 (1 x 6) 750ml

After completing harvests in Sancerre, Saint-Émilion and Béziers, and working for many years at Kleine Zalze and Graham Beck, Erika Obermeyer took a leap of faith and set out to produce her own range of wines. In 2016, Erika established Erika O as a boutique winery aimed at producing small-batch, hand-crafted, terroir specific wines from selected vineyards across the Cape Winelands. Sourcing grapes from select vineyard sites across the Western Cape winelands, including Groenekloof, Stellenbosch and Voor Paardeberg, Erika produces wines that embody the very best of distinctive and diverse regions. Her talent as a solo winemaker was immediately noticed both locally and abroad, most notably being awarded the Newcomer Winery of the Year in the 2019 Platter SA Wine Guide.

“My aspiration is to create wines which authentically express South Africa’s unique vineyard sites and exceptional diversity. I strive to capture a sense of place, whilst respectfully reflecting the intrinsic character of the fruit. Balance, length and intensity are paramount and every bottle is a labour of love.” - Erika Obermeyer

Winemaker's Personal Tasting Note: 'A serious wine with all the hallmarks of an extraordinary Cabernet. The nose features alluring nuances of concentrated red and black fruit, tilled earth and cedar wood combined with oak spice, while the palate shows intensity and depth underscored by chalky ripe tannins and a savoury finish. Rich and full bodied, yet expertly balanced with superb purity and focus.' - Erika Obermeyer

Critics Ratings

'Awakens the senses, 2017 is deeply rich; intense blackcurrants, perfectly judged oak (24 months, 85% new) giving cigarbox spicing, crushed pepper, then as it opens up in the glass, Provençal herbs. Palate surprise is silky tannins, hinting at the latent power.' - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2020, 5* (95/100)

'The pick of the current Erika Obermeyer range, this is a fine expression of the focus and precision of the 2017 vintage in Stellenbosch. Plush, serious and built to age in bottle, with plum, cassis and mocha flavours and plenty of structure and backbone. 2022-27' - Tim Atkin SA Special Report 2020, 94/100

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