Online-Only Auction, 31 May - 7 June 2021

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R 3 518
Lot 603
De Trafford; Blueprint Syrah; 2011; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 3 500 - 4 500
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 3 518

About this Item

Blueprint Syrah, 2011
6 (1 x 6) 750ml
Wedged between the Stellenbosch and Helderberg mountains, situated on the beautiful Mont Fleur farm, is the boutique De Trafford winery. The Trafford family purchased the land in 1976 and a small vineyard was in place by 1983.
The De Trafford Blueprint Shiraz carries an outstanding track record achieving consistently high ratings in the Wine Spectator, never less than 90 points. 'Blueprint' refers to the plan of the winery on the label. A reference to David Trafford's previous architectural career.

Critics Ratings

‘The 2011 Blueprint Shiraz comes from two parcels of vine of 11- and 15-year-old vines picked between February 18 and March 2, raised in 50% fine-grained new French oak for 22 months. It has a crisp, blackberry and blueberry-scented nose, the floral component more inhibited than the 2010. The palate is nicely structured with good presence: a gentle grip with blackberry, melted tar and tobacco towards the spicy finish. There is a sense of abiding harmony and class here.’ Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 91/100 (Oct 2014)

‘Bright, full ruby. Blueberry, tobacco, mocha, milk chocolate and graphite minerality on the sexy, inviting nose. Wonderfully plush and sweet but with a lighter touch, refined but plenty ripe. Finishes with firm but very suave tannins and sneaky length.’ - Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, 92/100 (June 2015)

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client


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