Naudé Langpad Old Vines Colombard 2020
By Christian Eedes, 11 September 2020
What’s up, Old Vine Project? According to GregSherwood.com, the Langpad Old Vines Colombard 2020 as made by Ian Naudé is from a 1985 vineyard whereas the bottle I purchased has a Certified Heritage Vineyards seal proclaiming 1980. Moreover, the back label reads nebulous W.O. Western Cape while Sherwood relates the vineyard is near Vredendal up the West Coast – can’t we do better than that in terms of respecting terroir?
In any event, the wine is smashing. Subtle aromatics of hay, pear, apple and little earthiness before a palate that is pure with a lovely line of acidity and a pithy finish. It’s not without weight (alcohol is a mere 12%) but it’s hardly full or greasy and the finish is savoury with some pleasing grip. Price: R265 a bottle.
CE’s rating: 93/100.
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