Young Guns and New Wave Producers

Timed Online Auction, 17 - 27 November 2023

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ZAR 8 208
Lot 97
  • Sadie Family; Soldaat; 2018; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 5 500 - 8 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 8 208

About this Item

Soldaat, 2018
6 (1 x 6) 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.

Critics Ratings

‘Benefit of altitude, great climate on these Piekenierskloof grenache dryland vineyards clearly evident in 2018. Intensity, depth of wild strawberry, earthy tones; plenty of flesh attached to fresh, resilient tannins. Less ethereal than some previous, but acidity gives sense of cool energy.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2020, 5* (96/100)

‘Lovely bright red fruited nose with red currant, crushed strawberry and bramble berry spice. Palate is glycerol, dense and super serious with stony tannins, graphite spice and a savoury red berry finish.’ - Greg Sherwood MW, 95/100 (Jan 2023)

‘The 2018 Soldaat is pure Grenache Noir from Piekenierskloof. It offers earthy red berry fruit on the nose, touches of wild heather and fynbos emerging with time and lending wonderful complexity. The palate is well balanced with a fleshy opening. There are layers of vibrant red cherry and strawberry fruit laced with white pepper and sage toward the persistent finish. Yet there is an approachability to this Soldaat that means it will be difficult to resist in its youth.’ - Neal Martin, Vinous, 95/100 (Oct 2019)

‘Soldaat is a high-altitude Piekenierskloof Grenache from a vineyard on sandstone and decomposed granite at 780 metres. Concrete fermented with 85% whole bunches, this is fresh, earthy and herbal, with delicate tannins, stony intensity and floral, delicate red cherry and redcurrant fruit. 2021-28’ - Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2019, 94/100

‘From Piekenierskloof Grenache. A subtle and elusive nose – a hint of reduction before pomegranate, dried herbs, spice and earth. The palate is light-bodied and super-fresh with fine, powdery tannins.’ – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 92/100 (Jul 2019)

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client

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