Online-Only Auction, 31 May - 7 June 2021

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R 8 794
Lot 599
Cordoba; Crescendo; 2003; 4 (1 x 4); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 9 000 - 11 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 8 794

About this Item

Crescendo, 2003
4 (1 x 4) 750ml
Cordoba is situated high up on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain, and while it’s now under highly anticipated revival, 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.
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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