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Online-Only Auction, 20 - 27 September 2021

Wine

Sold for

ZAR 5 277
Lot 606
  • Meerlust; Cabernet Sauvignon; 2011; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 4 000 - 6 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 5 277

About this Item

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
6 (1 x 6) 750ml

Meerlust Estate, owned by the Myburgh family, has been in the family for eight generations. Located 5km from False Bay, the property was given the name 'Meerlust' from the original owner, which means 'pleasure of the sea'. The Meerlust name is synonymous with tradition, elegance and longevity. In fact, it was their Cabernet Sauvignon, produced since 1975, that was the first to carry the Meerlust label.

Critics Ratings

'Dark and modern with higher alcohol albeit offering a fresh acidity. Dark chocolate and baked spice. Dense cassis, earthy edge and vanilla notes. No Rubicon this year, so Cabernet had the best fruit on the farm. Drink now to 2030.' - Roland Peens (Feb, 2021) 91/100

'Ripe, plush fruited nose. Marked change in style, the 2011 is open knit and polished. Obvious sweet oak manifests in coconut and vanilla. Big and bold for the range, but also balanced and accessible.' - Higgo Jacobs (Feb 2021), 91/100

'Epitome of seamless integration; all components of classy 2011 - glossy cassis fruit, supple tannin, perfectly judged oak (70% new), freshening acid & balanced alcohol - are melded & polished. Impressive elegance & restraint. Needs & deserves time to realise potential.' - Platter's SA Wine Guide 2015, 4.5*

'In some vintages (such as 2005, 2006 and 2008) all of this fruit goes into Rubicon, but not in 2011, when the wine wasn’t made. Black fruits, liquorice and granular tannins, with 75% new oak well integrated into the Cabernet.' - Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2015, 91/100

Provenance

Private Client

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