Online-Only Auction, 31 May - 7 June 2021

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R 11 725
Lot 716
Waterford Estate; The Jem; 2012; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 11 000 - 13 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 11 725

About this Item

The Jem, 2012
6 (1 x 6) 750ml
Kevin Arnold’s decades of experience at Delheim and Rust en Vrede led him to the prime Waterford estate in the Blaauwklippen valley on the slopes of the Helderberg. Here, in the 'golden triangle' of Stellenbosch, renowned for its favourable terroir for producing world class, structured reds, Kevin (along with business partner Jeremy Ord) has grown Waterford into a luxury brand for fine wine.
On release, the 2004 was South Africa’s most expensive wine and a decade later, this 7-variety blend is a stellar example of one of Stellenbosch’s greatest vintages ever.

Critics Ratings

‘Flagship from the Estate’s 11 black grapes - Italian, Spanish and French - most planted since 1999; dark, brooding 2012 packed with juicy berry fruit and savoury spice, 30% new oak in harmonious support. Rich, lithe and deeply alluring, a wine for the long haul.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2018, 5* (95/100)

‘Cabernet Sauvignon accounts for 42% of this unique, top-end cuvée, with seven other French and Italian varieties completing the blend. One of the best Jems yet, it’s elegant, foral, focused and poised, with seamless integration of the many components. Asian spices, fine-grained tannins and refreshing acidity are brilliantly combined. Drink 2016-24.’ - Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2016, 95/100

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client


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