Monday, April 16, 2012

38th Nederburg Auction line-up highlights exclusivity

38th Nederburg Auction line-up highlights exclusivity

Posted on April 9th, 2012

Local and international wine buyers have much to look forward to on September 28 and 29 when a selection of just over 150 of South Africa’s best local vintages will be sold at the 2012 Nederburg Auction. Chosen from the more than 280 wines submitted, this year’s line-up offers a collection of distinctive wines with strong reputations and historical value.

A total of 73 wineries were rigorously hand-picked by the auction selection panel for this year’s showcase, including 12 newcomers – Almenkerk, Beyerskloof, Bosman Family Vineyards, Mont Destin, Rietvallei, Rupert & Rothschild, Shannon Wines, Strandveld, The Auction Crossing, The Goose Wines, Wildekrans and Wonderfontein – alongside the original five participants, Delheim, Groot Constantia, Overgaauw, Simonsig and Nederburg, which have been on every auction since 1975.

Says Nederburg Auction business manager Dalene Steyn: “The Nederburg Auction is all about creating a culture of exclusivity. All wines selected to participate receive the “Nederburg Auction selection” seal of endorsement – the ultimate prestigious recognition that, given the auction’s stringent selection criteria, can be quite hard to achieve.”

Sommelier and logistics manager for the 2012 selection tasting Higgo Jacobs concurs; “Less than half the wines submitted made it onto this year’s auction. From a consumer point of view I believe this is a positive outcome, as it shows that the tasting panel has been strict in applying the judging criteria and are confident that the wines approved are great vintages that display the best potential from a wine appreciation, maturation and/or collector’s point of view.”

The selection tasting is conducted blind by a panel of wine experts, including Cape Wine Masters, sommeliers and wine judges, and the entire process is audited to ensure a fair result.

Higgo continues: “Only white wines three years or older, and red wines five years and older, are allowed to be submitted, because from a food and wine pairing point of view, the wines selected must be properly matured wines ready for consumption in restaurants. This also gives the auction an added advantage when it comes to offering older wines, which are more subtle and therefore better at complementing a food experience.”

A short YouTube video clip with comments from some of this year’s judging panel can be viewed below, and is also available at this link: The official catalogue will be available in June.

Allesverloren Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Allesverloren Port 1999

Allesverloren Port 2004

Allesverloren Shiraz 2007
Almenkerk Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Alto Rouge 2002

Alto Private Collection Item: Cabernet Sauvignon 1982
Beaumont Vitruvian 2006
Bellingham DGB The Bernard Series Oaked Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Beyerskloof Beyerskloof 2001

Beyerskloof Synergy Cape Blend 2002
Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2004
Bosman Family Vineyards Adama Red 2007
Bredell’s Cape Vintage Reserve 1995
Capaia Capaia 2007

Chateau Libertas Private Collection Item: Chateau Libertas - 1959 - 1970

Chateau Libertas 1962

Chateau Libertas 1982

Chateau Libertas 1968

Chateau Libertas 1984
Chenin Blanc Association Chenin Blanc Collection
De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2010

De Grendel Merlot 2005
De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2004
De Wetshof Bateleur Chardonnay 2008

De Wetshof Private Collection Item: D’Honneur Chardonnay 2004
Delaire Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Delheim Chardonnay Sur Lie 2009

Delheim Edelspatz Noble Late Harvest 2007
Diemersdal Eight Rows Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Diemersdal Private Collection 2007

Diemersdal Shiraz 2007
Durbanville Hills BiesjesCraal Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Durbanville Hills BiesjesCraal Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Eikendal Classique 2005
Fleur du Cap Viognier Unfiltered 2008
Glen Carlou Quartz Stone Chardonnay 2009
Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Reserve 2003

Groot Constantia Pinotage 2002
Hartenberg The Mackenzie 2004

Hartenberg The Stork Shiraz 2006
JC Le Roux Scintilla 2001
Jacobsdal Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Jacobsdal Private Collection Item: Pinotage 1978

Jacobsdal Pinotage 2006
Jordan Cobblers Hill 2004

Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay 2007
Kaapzicht Steytler Vision 2003
Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 1994

Kanonkop Paul Sauer 1991
Kanu KCB, Wooded Chenin Blanc 2007

Kanu Keystone 2007
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2009
KWV Private Collection Item: Reserve Port 1929

KWV Hanepoot Jerepigo 1973

KWV Mentors Orchestra 2007

KWV Mentors Shiraz 2007
La Motte Millennium 2002

La Motte Shiraz 2004

La Motte Shiraz Viognier 2005
Landskroon Paul de Villiers Shiraz 2006
Lanzerac Cabernet 1964

Lanzerac Cabernet 1968

Lanzerac Private Collection Item: Pinotage 1964

Lanzerac Pinotage 1965
L’Avenir Grand Vin Pinotage 2007
Le Bonheur Prima 2001
Le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Lomond Pincushion Sauvignon Blanc 2006

Lomond Sugarbush Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Meerendal Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Meerendal Private Collection Item: Pinotage
Monis Private Collectors Port (Single Stamp Collection) 1948

Monis Marsala 1983

Monis Port 1989

Monis Port 1993
Mont Destin Passione Magnum 2007
Nederburg Private Bin D234 Sauvignon Blanc 2006

Nederburg Private Bin D234 Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Nederburg Private Bin D252 Sauvignon Blanc / Semillion 2010

Nederburg Private Bin D253 Sauvignon Blanc / Chardonnay 2005

Nederburg Private Bin D266 Semillon 2009

Nederburg Private Bin D270 Chardonnay 2009

Nederburg Private Collection Item: Private Bin Edelkeur 1977

Nederburg Private Bin Edelkeur 1979

Nederburg Private Bin Edelkeur 1998

Nederburg Private Bin Edelkeur 2004

Nederburg Private Bin Edelkeur 2007

Nederburg Private Bin Eminence 1991

Nederburg Private Bin Eminence 1998

Nederburg Private Bin Eminence 2001

Nederburg Private Bin R104 Petit Verdot 2001

Nederburg Private Bin R109 Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2000

Nederburg Private Bin R115 Shiraz / Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Nederburg Private Bin R121 Shiraz 2004

Nederburg Private Bin R163 Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Nederburg Private Bin R163 Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Nederburg Private Bin R181 Merlot 2001

Nederburg Private Bin R181 Merlot 2004

Nederburg Private Bin S316 Weisser Rieslin Noble Late Harvest 2001

Nederburg Private Bin S316 Weisser Riesling Noble Late Harvest 2004

Nederburg Private Bin S354 Gewurtztraminer Special Late Harvest 2010

Nederburg Private Bin Semillon Noble Late Harvest 2000

Nederburg Private Bin Semillon Noble Late Harvest 2002
Neethlingshof Gewurztraminer 2007

Neethlingshof Pinotage 1998
Neil Ellis Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Oak Valley Chardonnay 2009
Orange River Cellars River’s Tale Red Muscadel 2002
Overgaauw Cape Vintage 1997

Overgaauw Private Collection Item: Merlot 1982
Paul Cluver Chardonnay 2003

Paul Cluver Pinot Noir 2000

Paul Cluver Riesling 2000

Paul Cluver Riesling Noble Late Harvest 2008
Perdeberg Rex Equus Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Pinotage Asociation Top 10 ABSA Winners 2007
Plaisir de Merle Malbec 2007
Rietvallei 1908 Muscadel 2002

Rietvallei Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Rijks Shiraz 2003
Rooiberg Pinotage Reserve 2007
Rupert & Rothschild Baron Edmond 2001
Rustenberg Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2003

Rustenberg Stellenbosch Roussanne 2008
Seven Oaks 6+1 Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz 2005
Shannon Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Simonsig Tiara 2003
Spier Private Collection Chardonnay 2007

Spier Private Collection Chenin Blanc 2007

Spier Private Collection Pinotage 2004

Spier Private Collection Shiraz 2006
Stellenbosch Hills 1707 Reserve 2007
Stellenrust 45 Chenin Blanc 2009

Stellenrust Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2009

Stellenrust Chenin Blanc 2010

Stellenrust JJ Handmade Picalot 2007
Stellenzicht Shiraz 1997
Stranveld Adamastor
The Auction Crossing Syrah Viognier 2005
The Goose Expression 2005
Thelema Chardonnay 1995

Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Tokara Directors Reserve Red 2003

Tokara Directors Reserve White 2007
Uva Mira Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2007

Uva Mira Vineyard Selection Red 2006
Vilafonte Series M 2005
Vriesenhof LTD Release Pinot Noir Bin 777 2005

Vriesenhof LTD Release Pinotage 2007
Webersburg Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
Wildekrans Jake White Collection Cape Red Blend 2007
Wonderfontein Red Muscadel 2006
Zonnebloem Private Collection Item: Cabernet 1965

Zonnebloem Cabernet Sauvignon 1975

Zonnebloem Semillon Limited Edition 2007

Zonnebloem Shiraz / Mourvèdre / Viognier 2006