Online-Only Auction, 31 May - 7 June 2021

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R 8 208
Lot 638
Keet; First Verse; 2015; 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, 2015
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

‘Reflects the sheathed power of a classic vintage in 2015. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet  Franc lead in a five-way assembly from 4 pockets around Stellenbosch. Tight, toned and muscular structure restrains core of dark fruit and cocoa. Complexity and intensity in sync with alcohol.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2020, 4.5* (94/100)

‘Chris Keet isn't well known outside South Africa - he's a modest, quietly spoken soul - but he's one of the Cape's finest oenologists, first at Cordoba and now at his own winery. Produced in what he calls a "humdinger vintage", this is the best release yet. Sourced from eight sites across Stellenbosch, it's a seamless blend of the five Bordeaux varieties: classic, refined, nuanced and refreshing with silky tannins and near-perfect balance’ - Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2019, 97/100 

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client


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