Online-Only Auction, 31 May - 7 June 2021

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R 4 690
Lot 695
Vergelegen; Merlot Reserve; 2001; 3 (1 x 3); 1500ml

Lot Estimate
R 5 000 - 6 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 4 690

About this Item

Merlot Reserve, 2001
3 (1 x 3) 1500ml
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

'Finely spiced, some mintiness in inky/mocha thrust. 'Leavened' by about 10% Cab most years. 20 months French oak, 60% new. Merlot was first, and is now regular star turn in Vergelegen's decade-long climb to the top of modern Cape leader board.'- Platter's SA Wine Guide 2004, 4.5*

Provenance

Private Client


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