Online-Only Auction, 31 May - 7 June 2021

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R 8 208
Lot 637
Keet; First Verse; 2012; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 7 000 - 9 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 8 208

About this Item

First Verse, 2012
6 (1 x 6) 750ml
Chris Keet was winemaker and viticulturist of the iconic Cordoba winery since its inception for 15 years, establishing a cult status for these Cabernet Franc driven blends that have already shown their popularity on previous Strauss fine wine auctions. Chris embarked on a three-year sabbatical after Cordoba closed production, and then he established Keet Wines. From the onset, with the release of the 2009 vintage, the return of the Keet winemaking signature was welcomed by the industry with critical acclaim.

Critics Ratings

‘Five-way Bordeaux-style blend shows a little toasty oak (just 15% new), and perhaps less fragrance than 2011, but still much charm and grace. Tannins are well balanced against sweet fruit. A few years should harmonise, bring further complexity.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2016, 4.5*

‘A superb follow-up to the 2011, albeit one produced in a cooler vintage, this five-way Bordeaux blend is a Cape classic in the making. Mint and freshness, granular tannins, subtle oak integration and fine, leafy fruit: this is a very classy bottle of wine. Drink: 2015-22.’ - Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2015, 95/100

Provenance

Wine Society Private Client - wine stored at Wine Cellar


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