Online-Only Auction, 31 May - 7 June 2021

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R 7 035
Lot 692
Vergelegen; GVB Red; 2005; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 7 000 - 10 000
Selling Price
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R 7 035

About this Item

GVB Red, 2005
6 (1 x 6) 750ml
With a history dating back over 300 years, Vergelegen has kept a simple winemaking philosophy this entire time, ‘there must be harmony between the old and the new’. Situated on the Schaapenberg in Somerset West, overlooking False Bay, Anglo America purchased the property in 1987 and have since invested extensively in the estate’s viticulture and historic core. Having produced fine, modern wines for two decades, Vergelegen is one of South Africa’s highest regarded, established producers. Andre Van Rensburg, previously with Stellenzicht, has been at the helm of this oldest of Stellenbosch wine concerns since 1998, with advice from none other than world-renowned oenologist Michel Rolland.

Critics Ratings

‘Still youthful, handsome flagship 2005 clearly Cabernet Sauvignon-led in its plush tones, dominant, fine and dry grip. 20% Cabernet Franc and Merlot input. 2 year in new French oak adds to overall complexity, classy profile’. - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2011, 5*

‘The 2005 GVB Red  is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc raised in new French oak for 24 months. It has an attractive bouquet of blackberry, cranberry, sage and roasted chestnut, a bit of Old World lashed to a bit of New. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannins, rustic black fruit laced with tobacco and sage notes with a very refined finish. This is an astutely crafted wine.’ - Neil Martin, Wine Advocate, 90/100 (Dec 2012)

Provenance

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