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Lot 163

Red, 1957
2 (1 x 2) 750ml

This lot did not sell

Estimate R 36 000 - 38 000


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Believed to be South Africa’s oldest red blend, Chateau Libertas was established by Dr William Charles Winshaw in 1932 to introduce a lightly wooded dry red blend. It has been produced every year since. A unique blend of Cinsaut, Cabernet Sauvignon and later Pinotage, vintages such as 1940, 57 and 61 are remarkably composed and revered today, especially in 750ml bottle. These rare bottles from the Winshaw family cellar are some of the last known bottles in existence. These have been checked and re-corked by Amorim cork under supervision of auction curator Higgo Jacobs, assuring providence, quality and long life.


‘An incredibly youthful, vibrant and aromatic expression, this red wine at 61 years old is the most distinguished stately gentleman of wines I have ever encountered. It’s also a wine that not only brought tears to grown winemakers eyes, but also the first perfect score on the Fine Wine Safari. Yes!’  Greg Sherwood MW, Wine Safari 2018, 100/100


Winshaw La Gratitude


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