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Lot 366

Sadie Family
Palladius, 2013
3 (1 x 3) 750ml
Eben Sadie is South Africa’s most revered winemaker and he arguably kicked-started the 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.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.

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Honeyed, creamy nose that gives the impression of satin-smooth texture somehow. A totally flattering and intriguing wine that is clean as a whistle and would stand up to any fine white wine. Jancis Robinson 18.5/20 (2015)

 30% Chenin Blanc plus nine other varieties in almost equal parts; done mostly in concrete and clay amphoras, with 10% made in big wooden demi-muids: Bright, light yellow. Outstanding aromatic purity and nuance to the pungent aromas of orange blossom, minerals, clove and mint. Highly concentrated yellow fruit flavors are perfectly framed and carried by harmonious ripe acidity. This wonderfully silky white blend really expands to fill the mouth, without any loss of precision. Finishes with great rising length. Sadie whole-bunch-presses this wine on a four-hour cycle, noting that it has more tannins than all of his reds with the exception of Columella. But the wine's phenolic character is well-supported by sheer stuffing and extract.’ – Stephen Tanzer 95/100, (2015)

Gains heft from loads of quince, nectarine, pear and ginger flavors, but the spine shows excellent minerality, with a long, stony feel through the finish. Hints of quinine, verbena and chamomile add even more range. A pristine display. Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Clairette Blanche, Viognier, Verdelho, Roussanne, Sémillon Gris, Sémillon and Palomino. Drink now through 2022. 583 cases made.’ – Wine Spectator 94/100 (2016)

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Estimate: R 3 500 - 5 500 

Sold for R 3 000
Which is R 3 414 incl Buyer's Premium and VAT

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