Sweets & Fortifieds and Additional Finds

Timed Online Auction, 28 May - 10 June 2024

Additional Finds

Sold for

ZAR 6 449
Lot 146
  • Waterford Estate; The Jem; 2004, 2009; 3 (1 x 3); 750ml


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

About this Item

2004, 2009 The Jem
3 (1 x 3) 750ml

With an eye for excellence and a passion for South Africa Waterford Estate in the Blaauwklippen valley on the slopes of the Helderberg strives to craft exceptional wine vintage after vintage. Here, in the 'golden triangle' of Stellenbosch, renowned for its favourable terroir for producing world class, structured reds, Waterford Estate has grown into a luxury brand for fine wine.

On release, the 2004 was South Africa’s most expensive wine and a decade later, this 7-variety blend is a stellar example of one of Stellenbosch’s greatest vintages ever.

This lot consists of the following wines:
Waterford Estate The Jem 2004 (2 x 750ml)
Waterford Estate The Jem 2009 (1 x 750ml)

Provenance

Private Client

Critics Ratings

2004:
'The Maiden Jem is maturing perfectly. A luxurious, elegant and poised Stellenbosch red that balances savouriness and pure fruit. It’s a powerful expression with a soft finish for drinking over the next 5 years.' - Roland Peens 92/100 (2019).

Good deep, bright red. Redcurrant, tobacco and fresh herbs on the nose. Juicy, bright and nicely focused, with lovely lift to the flavors of black cherry, red berries, smoke, liquorice and mocha. Harmonious acidity gives the mid-palate a penetrating, primary quality. Sexy, vibrant wine, finishing with firm tannic spine and lovely palate-saturating flavor without weight. Lay this one down.’ Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, 92+/100

2009:
'(a blend based on Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz): Full ruby-red. High-toned aromas of cassis, raspberry, liquorice and spicecake complicated by coffee, mocha and leather. Tactile on the palate but also juicy and penetrating, with excellent intensity to the flavors of dark raspberry, spices, coffee and leather. A bit rustic in a positive way. Finishes concentrated and long, with serious tannins reaching the front teeth. Another impressive wine from this excellent vintage.' - Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, 91+/100 (2013)

'A nod to the Old World. This is very well crafted and perhaps a masterclass in blending, but it will need bottle age. - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 93/100 (2013)

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