The Old Vine Series Pofadder 2016

August 11, 2017
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
with 1 Comment
The Old Vine Series Pofadder 2016

Badass.

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 background. On the palate, lovely fruit concentration, lemon-like acidity and fine tannins. The finish meanwhile is long and dry in a way rarely achieved in South Africa – grippy but not astringent making the wine extraordinarily food-friendly and very more-ish. Benchmark stuff. Approximate retail price: R280 a bottle.

Editor’s rating; 94/100.

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  1. HennieAugust 15, 2017 at 7:02 pmReply

    having this wine tonight but im in two minds.. its too early in the wines life to tell whether its worth 94 points..I would say its more like 90. its a bit disorganized at the moment.

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