Bottle of Grand Constance 1821 sells for close to R1m
By Christian Eedes, 15 September 2021
Multiple records were smashed on last night’s Strauss & Co Virtual Live Auction that featured five single bottle lots of South African wines as part of the combined art and wine Impression / Expression catalogue.
Most notably, a bottle of Grand Constance 1821 fetched a staggering R967 300 including commission, doubling an earlier record achieved at the Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction in May this year – see here.
Chateau Libertas 1957 and GS Cabernet Sauvignon 1966 both achieved R91 040, record prices for red South African wines. Both bottles have recently been re-corked, ensuring perfect condition and longevity.
Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 1987, the first commercial vintage of this wine, achieved R34 140, while a 275ml bottle of the Jaubert Family Muscat d’Alexandrie, drawn from a 115L barrel in care of the Joubert family for more than 200 years and seven generations, fetched R91 040.
The Strauss & Co fine wine auctions are a collaboration between Strauss & Co, SA’s leading fine wine merchant WineCellar.co.za and wine auction partner Higgo Jacobs.