Bordeaux

Timed Online Auction, 28 March - 15 April 2024

Bordeaux
About the Session

A carefully curated selection of highly sought-after collectables of Bordeaux and Bordeaux-style SA wines.


Sold for

ZAR 10 553
Lot 49
  • Kanonkop; Paul Sauer; 2011; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 10 000 - 15 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 10 553
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

Paul Sauer, 2011
6 (1 x 6) 750ml

Often described as the South African equivalent of a Grand Cru or First Growth, Kanonkop Estate is situated on the Simonsberg mountain slopes on the outskirts of Stellenbosch. Owned by the fourth generation Krige family, Abri Beeslaar is their long-term winemaker who has won International Winemaker of the year an incredible 3 times.

This internationally acclaimed, long-ageing Bordeaux blend was named after former owner, Paul Sauer, and was first made in 1981.

Critics Ratings

‘Always close to the top of the red Bordeaux style pile in South Africa, Paul Sauer is one of a handful of wines that is collectible, partly because of its track record, but also because it ages so well. This blend of Cabernet with 18% Cabernet Franc and 12% Merlot is aged entirely in new oak, but you’d never know it, such is its grace and poise. Subtle, leafy, spicy and very fine. Drink: 2015-30.’- Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2015, 95/100

‘Sense of place in this iconic flagship; richly vinous more than fruity, with supple muscularity. 2011 touch more aromatic in youth, with hint oak (new French); but firm underbelly, austere conclusion from its 70% cab portends well for future. Cab franc & merlot complete blend.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide, 4.5* (2015)

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client

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