Rare South African Nederburg vintage wines go up for auction

By Caroline Sargent |

South Africa’s Distell Group is to donate a case of its rare 1975 Nederburg Cabernet Sauvignon to the annual Nederburg Charity Auction, to be held in the Cape Winelands 14 September.


Nederburg cellar-master Razvan Macici has selected 12 bottles of the 1975 vintage, made and signed by his legendary predecessor Günter Brözel, for this year’s fundraiser that marks the official close of the annual Nederburg Auction.


Says Macici, “I wanted to contribute wine of the same age as the Nederburg Auction. Like the auction itself, these wines are still very elegant and vivacious with a thrilling profile. When I tasted one of the few surviving bottles recently, its brilliance of colour was still very much in evidence with a dark red centre widening to an orange tint. A complex but still youthful nose of cigar box, pencil shavings and berry, opened onto an equally complex palate with good acidity, some nuttiness, a hint of liquorice and flavours of Christmas cake. This wine still had a lot of life in it and enough structure to age another decade at least!


“A rare collector’s item for its archival value alone, these wines will be a thrilling experience for the buyer who wants to imbibe history.”


Presented in a smart wooden case, the vintage reds will come under the hammer in September, with proceeds to be divided between a cultural and arts training centre and a sports for life skills group located in the Boland.

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