Columella 2015

Concept and execution grow ever more closely aligned, the search for perfection ever closer to being completed with Eben Sadie’s red blend that is Columella. The current-release 2015 is a blend of mainly Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre with the remainder Cinsaut, Tinta Barocca and Carignan, matured for 12 months in small barrels (8% new) and […]

November 9, 2017
by Christian
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Palladius 2015

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, […]

November 2, 2017
by Christian
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Top six wines of August 2016

Here are our six most highly rated current-release wines of last month: Sadie Family Wines The Old Vine Series Skurfberg 2015 – 97 (read original review here) David & Nadia Hoë-Steen Chenin Blanc 2015 – 96 (read original review here) Sadie Family Wines The Old Vine Series ‘T Voetpad 2015 – 96 (read original review […]

September 1, 2016
by Christian
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Wine Spectator’s Top 100 of 2015 – three SA wines

Each year, Wine Spectator editors survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select their Top 100, based on quality, value, availability and excitement. This annual list honors successful wineries, regions and vintages around the world. SA took three places in 2015: 10. Vin de Constance 2009  – score: 95 63. Mulderbosch Block […]

November 17, 2015
by Christian
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Platter’s 2015

Major achievers in Platter’s 2015: Winery of the Year Sadie Family Wines White Wine of the Year DeMorgenzon Reserve Chardonnay 2013 Red Wine of the Year De Trafford Blueprint Syrah 2012 Wines rated Five Stars:  Méthode Cap Classique Graham Beck  Blanc de Blancs Brut 2009 Chardonnay DeMorgenzon Reserve 2013 Iona 2013 Richard Kershaw Elgin 2013 […]

October 27, 2014
by Christian Eedes
with 4 Comments

Palladius 2012 and Columella 2012

Having missed the Sadie Family Wines tasting towards the end of July as I did, I was eager to get my hands on the 2012 vintages of Palladius and Columella – these are wines that shape the debate and can’t be disregarded. Palladius 2012 Wine Cellar price: R475 Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Clairette Blanche, Viognier, […]

August 5, 2014
by Christian
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A. A. Badenhorst Family Wines Red 2010

The Red 2010 from Swartland producer A. A. Badenhorst Family Wines was nominated for 5 Stars but ultimately not endorsed but then the same fate befell Ernie Els CWG Aucition Reserve 2011 and Sadie Family Columella 2011 to name two other non-Bordeaux-style red blends. To date the Platter’s 5-Star tasting sees wines nominated sighted by […]

April 5, 2014
by Christian
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Palladius 2011

On Friday, a tasting of the new releases from Sadie Family Wines. The highlight was the white blend Palladius 2011, one of the finest wines I’ve ever tasted out of South Africa. Palladius 2011 Case price: R 2636.34 Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier, Semillon, Semillon Gris, Palomino, Clairette Blanche and Verdelho. A wonderfully […]

July 20, 2013
by Christian
with 3 Comments
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