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 14 070
Lot 99
  • Rustenberg; Peter Barlow; 1999; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 8 000 - 12 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 14 070
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

Peter Barlow, 1999
6 (1 x 6) 750ml

Founded in 1682, Rustenberg Estate on the Simonsberg foothills is one of the most historic and picturesque farms in South Africa. The farm was previously split into two estates, until 1945 when industrialist Peter Barlow purchased both farms and reunited them. Rustenberg is family-owned with son of Peter Barlow, Simon, owning the estate and grandson, Murray (2 x Diners Club Young Winemaker of the Year) now cellar master.

The name of this wine pays tribute to the man who recognized the potential of Rustenberg ,and bought the farm in 1941, reuniting the property, restoring its buildings and investing in its potential to make world class wines. This site-specific Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the oldest vineyard on the estate, high up on the Simonsberg.

Critics Ratings

A flagship as handsome as its origin: 100% cab from Simonsberg vineyard-with-a-view. Grapes cultivated with unwavering focus (pruned/cropped several times; rows/bunches individually tagged at start of each vintage; machine and manual bunch/berry selection during three-pass harvest). 99 among Cape’s classy best, likely to be long-lived.’ – Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2004, 5*

'Incredible pure, composed and solid at 19 years of age. It offers lovely black fruit, cedar and classic cigar box along with structured tannins and a sense of minerality. One of the best SA reds of the 1990s' - Roland Peens, 95/100 (2018)

'Pulls no punches, with a great beam of dark blackberry and currant flavors up front, creamy toast in the middle, and a pure, sleek, polished finish where the fruit comes back for more. Nice touch of mineral too. Really gorgeous South African red. 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2006.' - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 92/100 (May 2002)

Provenance

Private Client

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