Alheit Vineyards | Sadie Family Wines | Vilafonté

Live Virtual Auction, 10 October 2021

Fine Wine

Sold for

ZAR 12 898
Lot 38
  • Sadie Family; Palladius; 2003 & 2005; 2 (2 x 1); 1500ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 13 000 - 15 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 12 898

About this Item

Palladius, 2003 & 2005
2 (2 x 1) 1500ml

Eben Sadie is South Africa’s most revered winemaker and he arguably kick-started the local fine wine revolution. Over two decades his pursuit for quality in the Swartland has been unparalleled in South Africa and he was voted Winemaker of the Year in 2017 by the International Master of Wine Institute. Eben’s wines were influenced by the Rhône and Spain, with traditional local varieties sourced from pockets of old bush vines and unique terroirs. Long-ageing Columella is often regarded as South Africa’s best red, while Palladius similarly offers an incredible Swartland expression and decades of longevity. The old vine single vineyard series, which was first released in the 2009 vintage, is now firmly the most sought-after release of the year. Mev Kirsten is South Africa’s rarest white wine, produced from a century old Stellenbosch vineyard, while the now legendary Skurfberg received 100 points from Tim Atkin in 2020.

Palladius is the Sadie family’s signature white wine, a pure expression of the Swartland that is produced from 10 local and Rhône white varieties. Palladius is named after the Roman author who continued Columella’s work and is today one of SA’s most highly regarded white wines.

Critics Ratings

2005 - 'Pioneering Swartland blend, ±40% Viognier, with Chenin, Chardonnay, and Grenache Blanc. ‘05 most elegant yet, still rich and succulent, with mineral and tannic elements, lingering finish. Flourishes of peach/apricot, citrus over earthy bass-notes. Powerful, but big alcohol in satin-textured balance, with 3.7g/l sugar imperceptible in savoury acidity. 18 months French oak, 40% new. Like fine 04, it should mature a few years at least. Unfined and unfiltered.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2007, 4.5*

‘Deeper gold than the 2007. More honeyed though still something cedary. Lanolin and honey and yet still so utterly fresh. Again, there's something Portuguese here (reminds me of Encruzado). Deep and fine grained and complex and long. Great concentration and still so much more to come.’ - Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, 18/20 (Oct 2012)

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