David & Nadia Contour Series Pinotage 2015
By Christian Eedes, 13 June 2016
Two new wines from Swartland husband-and-wife team David and Nadia Sadie to replace the wines which fell under the Paardebosch label and to be known as the Contour Series .
David & Nadia Contour Series Semillon 2015
From a vineyard planted in 1965. Lime and lemon, honey and thatch plus a little waxy character. Rich and broad with moderate acidity, a salty quality to the finish.
David & Nadia Pinotage 2015
From vineyards planted in the early 1990s. 20% whole bunch fermentation, maturation lasting 14 months in older French oak. An astonishing and quite singular rendition of the variety. The nose is captivating with abundant red and black cherries but also purple flowers, black olive, spice and earth. The palate shows riveting fruit purity, freshness and tannic grip, the finish long and particularly saline. Paradigm shifting, to quote Cathy van Zyl MW.
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