Left Bank Bordeaux

Live Virtual Auction, 7 November 2021

Fine Wine
  • Vergelegen; Cabernet Sauvignon; 2003; 1 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 4 500 - 6 000

About this Item

Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003
1 (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’. Having produced fine, modern wines for two decades, Vergelegen is one of South Africa’s highest regarded, established producers. Situated on the Schaapenberg in Somerset West, overlooking False Bay. The 3,000 hectare estate is situated in one of the richest floral regions of the world and they practice sustainable farming and have various environmental projects.

Critics Ratings

Tall, dark & handsome, confidently modern but with classic sympathies. 03 (with 8% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot) has youthful bouquet cedar, blackcurrants, powerful but smooth tannins: combo of fine deep fruit & structure signalling rewarding maturation over decade or so. Near 2 years oak, 70% new, well carried.’ – Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2005, 4.5*

Provenance

Private Client

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