Elsenburg in Excelis

While the Cape gears up for Jörg Pfützner’s Big Bottle boogaloo at the Cellars Hohenort on Friday night, Mr. Meat aka Alan Pick has stolen a march by hosting a lunchtime auction tomorrow to send the final year of Elsenberg wine making students to France to see what all the fuss is around French vin.

The auction catalogue (below) is stellar and arguably the best ever offered in SA this millennium. So to all those banksters who missed out on Quoin Rock and hipsters not yet retired to Hermanus, hurry to the Butcher’s Shop & Grill tomorrow lunchtime for some Wagu steaks and a chance at vinous immortality and the best wine south of Beaune.

wa 300x150 Elsenburg in Excelis

Lot 1
Kanonkop Pinotage CWG 2009 x6
Elgin Vintners Shiraz 2006 x2
2007 x2
2008 x2
Rijk’s Cabernet 1.5l 2002 x1

Lot 2
Ernie Els Signature Vertical 2003-2009
Radfordale Chenin x6
Chocolate Block 1.5l 2010 x3

Lot 3
Cederberg V Generation 2009 x6
Uva Mira Chardonnay 2010 x2
Uva Mira Shiraz 2008 x2
Uva Mira Red Blend 2008 x2
Ernie Els 1.5l 2007 x1

Lot 4
Hartenberg Gravel Hill Shiraz CWG 2000 x6
Raat’s Chenin 2009 x6
Grangehurst Pinotage 1.5l 2003 x3

Lot 5
Eagle’s Nest Shiraz 2008 x6
Meerlust Chardonnay 2009 x6
KWV Port 1966 x1

Lot 6
Hartenberg Gravel Hill CWG 2000 x6
Saronsberg Shiraz Vertical ’04-’09 x6
Groote Post 1.5l 2004 x1

Lot 7
Rijk’s Cabernet 2002 x6
Radfordale Gravity x6
La Motte Hanneli R 2005 x1

Lot 8
Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 3l x1
Meerlust Chardonnay 2009 x6
Cyril Back 2007 x6
AA Badenhorst Red x6

Lot 9
Saxenberg SSS 2001 x1
2002 x2
2003 x1
2005 x1
2006 x1
Camberley Shiraz 2010 x1
Camberley Philosopher’s Stone 2009 x1
Camberley Pinotage 2011 x1

Lot 10
De Trafford CWG Perspective 2005 x3
De Trafford CWG Touriga Nacional 2009
Beyerskloof Reserve Pinotage 2003 x3
2004 x3
Vin de Constance 1999 x1

Lot 11
Jordan Sophia CWG 2008 x3
Jordan CWG Chardonnay 2012 x3
Desiderius 2003 x6
Boplaas Vintage Reserve x1

Lot 12
Cederberg CWG Teen Die Hoog Shiraz 2008 x6
Cape Point Semillon 2001 x6
Vin de Constance 2006 x1

Lot 13
R & R 12l Baron Edmond 2007 x1
Quinta dela Rossa Port 1990 x1
Delheim Chardonnay 3l 2009 x1

Lot 14
Vergenoegd Shiraz vertical 1988-1999 x12
Palladius 2010 x6
Roodeberg 1.5l x1
AA Badenhorst White 2009 x6

Lot 15
Saxenberg Shiraz 2003 x3
Dombeya Samara 2006 x6
Groote Post OMB 1.5l 2011 x1
De Grendel Merlot 3L 2010 x1

Lot 16
Buitenverwachting Christine 1999 x2
2000 x2
2001 x2
Meerlust Chardonnay 2009 x6
Guardian Peak Lapa Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 x1
2007 x1
2008 x1
2009 x1

Lot 17
Cederberg Shiraz 2004 x1
2005 x1
2006 x1
2007 x1
2008 x2
Elgin Vintners Pinot Noir 2008 x2
2009 x2
2010 x2
L’Avenir Brut Rose 2009 x6

Lot 18
Spice Route Syrah x6
Eagle’s Nest Verraux 2008 x6
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve
1 x Chenin Blanc 2008
1 x Family Reserve Shiraz 2006
1 x Family Reserve Shiraz 2007
1 x Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
1 x Family Reserve Pinotage 2009
1 x Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Lot 19
Grangehurst Pinotage 1997 x6
Vin de Constance 2004 x1
KWV Cab 1988 x3

Lot 20
Boekenhoutskloof mix case
3 x Semillon 2009
3 x Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
3 x Syrah 2009
2 x Semillon Noble late harvest 2009
1 x Journeyman 2009
Cederberg Ghost corner S/Blanc 2011 x6
Boplaas Cape Vintage x2

Lot 21
Boschkloof Reserve 2001 x6
La Motte Mix Case x6
1x La Motte Cabernet Sauvignon 1994
1x La Motte Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
1x La Motte Shiraz 1994
1x La Motte Shiraz 2003
1x La Motte Millenium 1997
1x La Motte Millenium 1998

Lot 22
Nuy Muscadel Fallsoet x6
Rijk’s Fascination 2007 x6
Windmeul Pinotage 1.5l 2009 x1

Lot 23
Nitida Coronation 2011 x3
Nitida Club Select. 2011 x3
Nitida S/Blanc 2011 x3
Nitida Calligraphy 2009 x1
2010 x1
2006 x1
KWV Tawny Port 1956 x1

Lot 24
Saxenberg Cab 2003 x3
Kevin Arnold Shiraz 2005 3l x1
De Trafford Elevation 393 2005 x3
De Trafford Shiraz 2007 x3
Diemersdal 1981 x1

Lot 25
Boekenhoutskloof The Journeyman x6

Lot 26
Eben Sadie Columella x6

Lot 27 (Reserve price R3 000)
Warwick Merlot 1992 x2
Warwick Chardonnay 1999 x2
Warwick Trilogy 1997 x2
Warwick Cabernet Franc 1998 x2
Warwick Cabernet Sauvignon 1998 x2
Warwick Three Cape Ladies 1998 x2
Norma Ratcliffe one of the first female winemakers in the countrty tasted through her personal vinoteek and selected these wines as the best older vintages Warwick has to offer. A true collector’s dream.

A tasting in the private dining room at Warwick Wine Estate for up to 18 people hosted by Norma Ratcliffe with canapés by Warwick Chef Dane Newton. Given appropriate travel arrangements, this tasting could also be hosted at a venue of your choice, or in your home, in Gauteng.

Etienne le Riche CWG Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2000 1.5 L x 1

Lot 28 (Reserve price R12 000)
Amistad wine co. Wine Experience
• Accommodation for two people for a weekend during harvest
• Experience harvest in the vineyard and cellar at Amistad wine co.
• 1 barrel of wine (about 300 bottles)
• Packaging and labelling of the wine (labels of clients own design)

Lot 29 (Reserve price R3 000 per case)
Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir Vertical 2×5

Lot 30 (Reserve price per case R6000)
Eben Sadie Old Vine Series 2×6

Lot 31 (Reserve price per case R10 000)
Porseleinberg 2010 x12