Young Guns and New Wave Producers

Timed Online Auction, 17 - 27 November 2023

Young Gun and New Wave Producers

Sold for

ZAR 5 277
Lot 54
  • Kaapzicht; 1947 Chenin Blanc; 2017; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 5 000 - 7 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 5 277

About this Item

1947 Chenin Blanc, 2017
6 (1 x 6) 750ml

Kaapzicht is a 4th generation family-owned wine estate, located in Stellenbosch. The name Kaapzicht means ‘Cape view’ and is attributed to the beautiful views of Table Mountain and Cape Town which are seen from the farm. The Steytler family has farmed the land since 1946 and today, brothers Danie and George own the 190-hectare estate. Located on the Bottelary hill, the farm experiences a mild climate with cool sea breezes and consists of old, weathered granite soils.

Grapes come from a vineyard planted by current winemaker Danie Steytler Jnr’s great grandfather in 1947. The block has been registered as a single vineyard and it is the second oldest of this variety in the country. Originally 6ha in size, only 1ha of the very low yielding vineyard remains – total production in 2017 was 900 bottles.

Critics Ratings

‘The nose shows citrus, apple, stone fruit, quince and spice while the palate shows extraordinary richness and depth without sacrificing freshness – sweet, dense fruit upfront but the finish is entirely savoury. So of its place and perhaps that’s ultimately what makes these old-vine wines so compelling.’ – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 95/100 (Dec 2018)

‘Impeccably crafted 2017 from SA’s 2nd-oldest chenin vines. Usual low-key winemaking: bunch pressing, natural ferment & selection of French/Hungarian barrels. Pear & quince on creamy palate, understated, elegant & complex, like 2016 (5 stars, 95 pts). Minuscule 150 cases.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2019, 4.5* (94/100)

‘Only 900 bottles of this remarkable Chenin are produced, alas, so fight to get hold of one. It’s a bush vine white of considerable complexity, with spicy, honeyed flavours, a hint of tangerine and a focused, palate-cleansing, mineral-etched finish. Old vine concentration at its best. 2019-27’ - Tim Atkin SA Special Report 2019, 92/100

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