All these wines come from a wine boutique in Stellenbosch ... so the storage conditions were ideal. These wines are perfect to appreciate or to keep as collectors items.
All 50 wines were specially selected from the complete collection (120+ bottles) because they are the top of the range/flagship wines for these farms, some of them have won awards, some of them were limited editions and they generally had a very good ageing potential.
We have opened about 60+ of the other bottles (some entry level, some top of the range). They are perfectly aged. I specifically remember one of the wines listed here, the Delheim Cabernet Sauvignon 2001, was beautiful ... and I'm not even a big Cab drinker.
2012 Platter's Vintage Guide:
1999 (3 bottles): Fat, alcoholic reds with ripe fruit for earlier drinking. Generally not too much excitement among the whites.
2000 (6 bottles): Powerful and concentrated reds, befitting a hot year; the best have kept very well. Whites generally less impressive and not for long ageing.
2001 (12 bottles): Some excellent reds - fruity and concentrated, best are long-lived. Flavourful if alcoholic whites.
2002 (5 bottles): Challenging and patchy; generally individual producers' track record rather than variety or terroir should guide the purchase/cellaring decision.
2004 (1 bottle): Cooler dry conditions yielded healthy, elegant, often ageworthy wines with lower alcohols and yielding tannins.
1 x Bellingham Shiraz 2002 (Our Founder's, MUNDUS vini Gold (Deutschland 2003)) - R100 (2005 - R65)
1 x - Quantity bottles available
Bellingham Shiraz - Farm/Producer & Cultivar/Name
2002 - Vintage
(Our Founder's, MUNDUS vini Gold (Deutschland 2003)) - Wine Range, Awards & any other details
R100 - Price per bottle
(2005 - R65) - Latest release vintage & price (http://www.cybercellar.com).
Here is the list of wines:
1 x Allesverloren Cabernet Sauvignon 2000 (Estate Wine) - R150 (2008 - R100)
1 x Alto Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 (Estate Wine) - R150 (2007 - R150)
2 x Brahms Shiraz 2001 (Total Production 25 Barrels) - R150 (2005 - R125)
1 x De Meye Shiraz 2001 (Veritas 2003 Bronze, Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show - Bronze 2003) - R150 (2007 - R80)
1 x Delheim Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 (Wine Magazine 4 Stars) - R150 (2004 - R90)
2 x Durbanville Hills Merlot 1999 (Rhinofields) - R150 (2007 - R115)
1 x Fleur du Cap Cabernet Sauvignon 2000 (Unfiltered) - R150 (2006 - R100)
1 x Indalo Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 - R150 (2007 - R155)
1 x Indalo Pinotage 2001 - R150 (2007 - R155)
2 x Meerendal Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 - R150 (2005 - R110)
1 x Meerendal Merlot 2002 - R150 (2006 - R110)
1 x Overgaauw Merlot 2001 (Estate Wine) - R150 (2006 - R105)
1 x Paul Cluver Pinot Noir 2000 (Estate Wine) - R150 (2008 - R200)
1 x Vergenoegd Cabernet Sauvignon 2000 (Estate Wine, Fairbairn Capital Trophy Wine Show - Silver 2003) - R150 (2003 - R115)
1 x Vergenoegd Merlot 2001 (Estate Wine) - R150 (2003 - R110)
1 x Vergenoegd Shiraz 2000 (Estate Wine) - R150 (2002 - R110)
1 x Warwick Cabernet Sauvignon 2000 (Estate Wine) - R150 (2008 - R75)
1 x Warwick Three Cape Ladies 2001 (Estate Wine, Cape Blend) - R150 (2005 - R120)
2 x Zandvliet Shiraz 2002 (Estate Wine) - R150 (2007 - R85)
2 x Zonnebloem Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 - R150 (2007 - R75)
1 x Zonnebloem Laureat 2001 - R150 (2007 - R95)
1 x Zonnebloem Shiraz 2001 - R150 (2007 - R70)
Prices are per bottle.
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The total amount for all 50 bottles is R8800. If you calculate what the wine would cost you if you had to buy the latest releases (prices in brackets) it would cost you R6600.
If you're only interested in individual bottles or just a few bottles, but not the whole collection, let me know & I'll make a separate "Buy Now" for you. For every R1000 spent you'll get R250 off ... or you can buy the whole collection for R6500.
The buyer can organise their own courier or we can make use of Cape Grape & Wine Logistics (http://www.aspiring.co.za/index.php/local). The buyer is also more than welcome to come pick up the wine in Durbanville, Cape Town.