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Wine Commune Auctions USD 34.99 750ml

Warwick Estate Red Bordeaux Blend Simonsberg-Stellenbosch Reserve 2001

Member Review by BearBryant:

Sadly, this lovely creature appears to be on the downward slope. The fruit is disappearing, the color is brown well into the glass (no longer just on the rim) and mocha and dusty aromatics are becoming more prevalent. The tannic structure is also nigh gone.

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Warwick Wine Estate:
Warwick wine estate was known as the farm ‘Good Success’ from 1791 until 1902. After the Anglo Boer war, Colonel Alexander Gordon from Warwickshire regiment bought the farm and renamed it ‘Warwick’ as a tribute to his regiment. In 1964 the farm was purchased by Stan & Norma Ratcliffe, at the time there was not a single vine on the farm. However, Stan and Norma Rat... Read more
Warwick wine estate was known as the farm ‘Good Success’ from 1791 until 1902. After the Anglo Boer war, Colonel Alexander Gordon from Warwickshire regiment bought the farm and renamed it ‘Warwick’ as a tribute to his regiment. In 1964 the farm was purchased by Stan & Norma Ratcliffe, at the time there was not a single vine on the farm. However, Stan and Norma Ratcliffe soon realized the potential of the terroir and began planting Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cabernet Sauvignon vines gave high quality grapes, which were soon in demand from wholesalers and other wineries. Norma became more and more interested in the making of wine and began to study the subject. Soon a cellar was in place and in 1984 the first Warwick vintage was released (a Cabernet Sauvignon). It seemed Norma had the talent for making great wines and production soon increased. The Trilogy, since 1986, a Bordeaux style blend soon became one of the flagships of the South African Wine Industry. The farm today is still very much a family affair. In 2001, Mike Ratcliffe, Stan and Norma’s son assumed the role of Managing Director. He graduated from Adelaide University with a wine marketing degree. Read less

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Snooth User: BearBryant
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2.00 5
05/17/2009

Sadly, this lovely creature appears to be on the downward slope. The fruit is disappearing, the color is brown well into the glass (no longer just on the rim) and mocha and dusty aromatics are becoming more prevalent. The tannic structure is also nigh gone.


Snooth User: mikerat
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5.00 5
12/15/2007

Five glasses


External Reviews for Warwick Estate Red Bordeaux Blend Simonsberg-Stellenbosch Reserve

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/28/2010

A Proprietary Blend wine from Stellenbosch in South Africa. 2001 Warwick Estate Estate Reserve 750ml



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