Online-Only Auction, 31 May - 7 June 2021

Sold for

R 6 449
Lot 591
Alto; Cabernet Sauvignon; 2009; 4 (1 x 4); 1500ml

Lot Estimate
R 6 500 - 7 500
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 6 449

About this Item

Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009
4 (1 x 4) 1500ml
The Iconic Helderberg property has title deeds back to 1693. Hennie and son Manie Malan recognized the property’s unique terroir for crafting full-bodied red wines early on, but it was Piet du Toit in 1959 that put Alto on top. Heritage and tradition married with evolution and innovation are the hallmarks of this estate situated in the golden triangle of Stellenbosch. Only five winemakers have crafted wines at Alto over eight decades.
This impressive Cabernet Sauvignon blends ‘Old World’ elegance with the full-bodied, fruit-driven character typical of wines from an area known as the golden Triangle. Named for its superior terroir, the Golden Triangle lies at the heart of Stellenbosch’s reputation for producing South Africa’s defining Cabernet Sauvignons. Classic Alto elegance, in perfect drinking condition out of the large formats.

The benchmark 2009 competes with 2015 as the best Cabernets produced by Alto remaining true to their classic styling. Bottled in magnum, the 2009 will age well for another decade or more.

Critics Ratings

'Dense, powerful and rich. Layered palate ends dry and focused.’ - Roland Peens 2019, 94/100

Provenance

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