Rhône theme

Online-Only Auction, 14 - 21 February 2022

Rhône theme

Sold for

ZAR 5 277
Lot 44
  • Sadie Family; Pofadder; 2012; 3 (1 x 3); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 5 000 - 7 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 5 277

About this Item

2012 Pofadder
3 (1 x 3) 750ml

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.

Only 450 cases of the Pofadder was produced, a 100% Cinsault from the Riebeek Mountain. It gets its name from the serpentine shape of the mountain and forms part of Sadie’s Old Vine Series (Ouwingerdreeks), South Africa’s most sought-after wines.

Critics Ratings

‘Honouring Cinsaut, the workhorse red grape of earlier times. From 43 year old vines, bunch ferment, unfined/filtered. Redcurrants and cherries on the 2012, touch of scrub, and elegantly structured, the tannins mainly from the grapes, giving purity and length.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2014, 4.5*

‘A stylish, perfumy wine, with alluring singed sandalwood, rooibos tea, red currant, white pepper, floral and blood orange notes all woven together and carrying through the long, silky finish.’ - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 92/100 (Jun 2014)

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client

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