The Old Vine Series Mev. Kirsten 2016

The wine that is Mev. Kirsten in Eben Sadie’s Old Vine Series – from Stellenbosch vines planted between 1905 and 1920 – has always been remarkable for its depth but the 2016 is the best yet on account of an extra freshness that previous vintages arguably lacked. On the nose, there’s a top note of […]

August 21, 2017
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The Old Vine Series Pofadder 2016

From Swartand Cinsault. Eben Sadie is a strong advocate of the potential greatness of this variety under South African conditions and in the case of his Pofadder 2016, you start to see why. The nose shows a particular poached pear quality as well as black cherry with notes of lavender, earth and spice in the […]

August 11, 2017
by Christian
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The Old Vine Series Kokerboom 2016

From Olifantsrivier Semillon planted in the 1930s. The hot and dry conditions of 2016 have led to a wine of particular richness and ripeness in the case of this wine (alcohol is 14.5%). On the nose, the wine shows some hay before lime, white peach and green melon. The palate seems even more full and […]

August 11, 2017
by Christian
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The Old Vine Series Treinspoor 2016

The 2016 vintage of Treinspoor, the Tinta Barocca as made by Eben Sadie from a Swartland vineyard planted in 1974, seems more well behaved and less fringe than some of its predecessors. On the nose, notes of scrub, red and black fruit, black olive and cured meat – all quite subtle and alluring. The palate […]

August 7, 2017
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The Old Vine Series Skerpioen 2016

The 2016 vintage was hot and dry and this wine from a Swartland field blend of Chenin Blanc and Palomino planted between 1958 and 1967 appears a little more rounded out than some of its predecessors. The nose shows top notes of herbs and talcum powder before citrus, white peach and apple. The palate has […]

August 4, 2017
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The Old Vine Series Mev. Kirsten 2015

This wine is produced from Chenin Blanc vineyards in Stellenbosch considered to be the oldest in the country, having been planted during the years of 1905 to 1920. The 2015 is deep in colour, the nose showing white and yellow peach, naartjie and orange, bee’s wax and honey plus a little earthiness. The palate is […]

August 24, 2016
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The Old Vine Series Skurfberg 2015

What’s a point either way on the 100-point wine rating scale? With news having broken on Twitter last week that Tim Atkin MW has scored the David & Nadia Sadie Old Bush Vines Authentic Series Hoë Steen Chenin Blanc 2015 98 points in his upcoming 2016 SA Report, it seems local wine has crossed a […]

August 22, 2016
by Christian
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The Old Vine Series Pofadder 2015

From Swartland Cinsault. Heady aromatics of cherry, wild strawberry, earth, herbs and spice. The palate packs a punch – there’s good depth of flavour, fresh acidity and although the tannins are by no means coarse, the wine has more structure than many other versions of the grape. Wine Cellar price: R235 a bottle. #WinemagRating: 93/100. […]

August 12, 2016
by Christian
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