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2018 Sadie Family Swartland Columella

Swartland, South Africa

One of South Africa's most iconic cult collectable wines. Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Carignan, Tinta Barocca and Cinsault. A taste of Swartland in every single glass.

HIGH SCORE

$260.00

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Categories: World of Wine
About
One of the best ever Columellas.

Tim Atkin MW

About The Wine

The Columella is the stunning flagship red blend from Eben Sadie.

Blended from multiple varieties grown on multiple vineyards located all over the region, Columella is designed to encapsulate the very essence of Swartland in a particular vintage. Shiraz leads the dance with Mourvèdre, Grenache, Carignan, Tinta Barocca and Cinsault all contributing in differing amounts.

It's a wine of immense stature and desirability amongst collectors of South Africa's rarest fine wines. It's one of the country's most recognisable labels and a beacon of quality that proclaims the world-class quality of the New Wave South Africa.

About Sadie Family Wines

One of the tearaway producers of the revitalised Swartland wine scene, Sadie Family Wines has had an astronomical rise to fame on the international stage.

Owner and winemaker, Eben Sadie, first found acclaim under the banner of Terroir Al Limit where he was a co-founder alongside Dominik Huber. In the same way that Terroir Al Limit helped redefine what wine could taste like from Priorat in Spain, Sadie handles his family wines and vines with that same ruthless attention to detail.

These wines perfectly articulate a sense of place. Sadie's transparency in winemaking and obsessive farming practices reveal intense, tightly-wound wines with distinct personality. These are now some of South Africa's most keenly sought-after artisan wines. World-wide allocations are minuscule and hotly contested. As little as a handful of bottles make it to Australia each year. Secure these rare birds while you can.

Winemaker Eben Sadie
Winemaker Eben Sadie
Swartland, South Africa
Additional Info

From The Producer

"The 2018 vintage of Columella is testimony to the bigger dynamics a regional blend has access to: the challenges brought about by the drought were completely addressed in this multi-vineyard, multi-varietal wine from across the Swartland. This may be the darkest fruit we have ever been able to capture at 13.5% alcohol and with the presence of Syrah in decline in the final blend, the influence of Grenache, Cinsaut, Carignan and Tinta Barocca is more pronounced. Our Mourvèdre component is the strongest it has ever been. This 2018 bottling is a wine with a big temperament: explosive, but not excessive. It is like a plane with perfect aerodynamics, f lying effortlessly; very much in line with the 2001, 2008 and 2011. Ageing required." Eben Sadie

Blend : Syrah, Grenache, Cinsaut, Carignan, Tinta Barocca, Mourvedre
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml

Eben with is old vines
Eben with is old vines
Swartland, South Africa
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

98Points
Tim Atkin MW

“The percentage of Syrah decreases every year - it was once 80% and is now closer to 45% - allowing Eben Sadie to play with other Mediterranean grapes, namely Mourvèdre, Grenache, Carignan, Cinsault and Tinta Barocca. Remarkably well balanced and refined given the heat and dryness of the vintage, this is a scented, floral, nuanced red with red cherry and mulberry fruit, fine tannins and a lift of stony minerality. One of the best ever Columellas.” - Tim Atkin MW

Delivery

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