The biggest name wines from Bordeaux, South Africa, Italy and California are available on the upcoming Strauss & Co Virtual Live Auction taking place on Sunday, 26 June at 11am SAST.
These Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc based wines offer a finesse and power unlike any other, producing some of the most sought-after wines in the world. Most of the wines on offer are now 10-20 years old, and in a terrific drinking window where the fruit and tannins are still vibrant. Renowned for their aging, many will offer more savoury, delicate and distinguished wines after decades…
There are 9 lots from Napa Valley for the first time, including Cult-status wineries in Bond, Harlan Estate and Screaming Eagle.
A special feature of this auction is 6 International Bordeaux styled wines with 100-point scores from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, regarded as the world’s most influential wine critic ever. Angélus Saint-Émilion 2005, Ausone Saint-Émilion 2000, Cheval-Blanc Saint-Émilion 1998, Harlan Estate Napa Valley Red 2007, Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 The Rieussec Sauternes 2001 received 100 points from Wine Spectator
The South African line-up also includes the big names wines from Kanonkop, Delaire Graff, Rustenberg, Thelema, Glenelly, Mvemve Raats, Keet, Vilafonté and Meerlust. Younger icons include the Tim Atkin 100 point Paul Sauer 2015, while older gems such as Alto 1988 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rubicon 1983, Peter Barlow 1999 and 1999 Veenwouden Classic, are now extremely rare.