2002 Luddite Shiraz – NO RESERVE

Winning Bid: £23.05

Single 75cl bottle.

Wine Offer Status: Duty Paid, no VAT payable

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No reserve on this auction.

A rare chance to try a mature early vintage of Niels Verburg’s renowned Stellenbosh Shiraz.

Jancis Robinson “Wine of the Week” (18th November 2003)

“This particular wine is emphatically not a cool-climate Shiraz. In fact it’s a great walloping thing with 15.5 per cent alcohol from a warmer-than-usual vintage and from unirrigated vineyards in the warmish regions of Malmesbury and Bottelary in Stellenbosch. I would normally expect to find this all a bit too much but the balance is great and the wine, despite its youth, awfully easy to drink… Anyway, believe me that this wine is a triumph of flavour over alcohol – no added water here – with real backbone as well as tons (six to the hectare/2.4 to the acre) of spicy fruit. More leathery than the average New World Syrah but nothing like a North Rhône wine… Unfortunately the wine is not widely available (this wine of the week is more to signal that this is a name to notice).”

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Auction History

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Highest bidder was: Anxos

Date Bid User Auto
2020-01-14 12:36:42£23.05Anxos Auto
2020-01-14 12:36:42£20.05Nickkent
2020-01-12 09:45:11£17.00Anxos Auto
2020-01-12 09:45:11£14.00Kelly7
2020-01-08 08:36:30£5.00Anxos
2020-01-04 09:42Auction started

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