Palladius 2015 from Sadie Family Wines is knock-out. A blend of Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Semillon, Semillon Gris, Viognier, Clairette Blanche, Roussane, Verdelho, Colombard and Palomino, it’s the first vintage from a dedicated cellar, the components vinified clay amphorae and concrete eggs.
The nose is exotic with notes of potpourri, cut apple, stone fruit, earth and spice while the palate is rich and thick textured, but equally wonderfully well balanced – really dense fruit offset by tangy acidity. Layers and layers of flavour and great length. Wine Cellar price: R655 a bottle.
Editor’s rating: 95/100.
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