Young Guns and New Wave Producers

Timed Online Auction, 17 - 27 November 2023

Young Gun and New Wave Producers

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ZAR 5 863
Lot 98
  • Sadie Family; Treinspoor; 2017; 5 (1 x 5); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 3 800 - 5 800
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 5 863

About this Item

Treinspoor, 2017
5 (1 x 5) 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.

The Treinspoor is part of the Sadie Family Old Vine Series, South Africa’s most sought-after modern wines. From 40+ year old vines, this 100% Tinta Barocca is named after the railway line that runs alongside the vineyard. The Treinspoor can be considered his longest-ageing red wine.

Critics Ratings

‘Ever a one to make bold statements, Eben Sadie calls Tinta Barocca “the best grape in the Swartland”. This is certainly a brilliant red, bristling with attitude and daring you not to enjoy it. Grippy, serious and made to age, with plum and damson fruit and tarry, savoury tannins. A red to tuck away for a while. 2022-30’ - Tim Atkin SA Special Report 2018, 95/100

‘From Swartland Tinta Barocca planted in 1974. A very attractive nose with notes of herbs and flowers plus a certain twiginess before cranberry and mulberry while pure fruit, fresh acidity and grippy tannins on the palate make for a super-sexy drop. Alcohol: 13%.’ – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 93/100 (Nov 2018)

‘The 2017 Treinspoor is pure Tinta Barocca, which Eben opined is the most exciting grape at the moment, matured for one year in foudres. It has a very well defined bouquet, almost Barolo-like, with touches of dried flowers and rose petal. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and wonderfully balanced, creating real tension from start to finish and featuring touches of bay leaf and tea leaf toward the poised but sustained finish. Superb.’ – Neal Martin, Vinous, 93/100 (Aug 2018)

‘From 44 year old unirrigated bushvine tinta barocca beside old railway line (treinspoor), 2017 variety’s signature orange zest & pot-pourri aromatics, bright acidity, lattice-like tannins. Uncompromisingly dry & totally captivating.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2019, 4.5* (92/100)

Provenance

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