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 9 967
Lot 8
  • Cordoba; Crescendo; 2003; 3 (1 x 3); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 7 000 - 10 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 9 967
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

Crescendo, 2003
3 (1 x 3) 750ml

Cordoba was situated high up on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain, the last vintage produced to date was 2004. After the maiden 1995 vintage acquired 5 stars in the 1999 edition of Platter’s, the wine (along with their maker, Chris Keet) was propelled to cult-like status, amplified further by their small production. Cordoba estate has now been revived as Taaibosch – for the olive-green indigenous shrub that grows there in some profusion – and is as beautiful a farm as ever, with its steep slopes and varying aspects and view across to False Bay.

Crescendo was remarkable in that the wine was made in an austere, unapologetically tannic style, whilst the industry moved towards big plush reds.

Critics Ratings

Classically oriented fine blend based on cabernet franc (proportions may vary). Quietly assertive 03 has 15% each cab s & merlot. Unusually early emergence of charm for this long developer: lovely berry fruits, cherries, minerality supported in harmonious whole by fine tannins, savoury acid, good oak (18 months new French), 13.9% alc. Delicate, fresh, exciting now, what a fine future too. Contrasting, bigger (14.5% alc) & less elegant 02 was muscularly gaunt & sulky at same stage, needing more time to reveal its best. Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2006, 4.5*

Provenance

Private Client

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