Cape Heritage Wines

Online-Only Auction, 22 - 29 August 2022

Cape Heritage Wines

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ZAR 15 243
Lot 66
  • Sadie Family; Pofadder; 2013; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 7 500 - 10 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 15 243

About this Item

Pofadder, 2013
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.

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

Remarkably delicate, transparent 13 (5*) honours old-vine cinsaut’s vibrant, pure red fruit & sensuous gossamer-like texture. Unfined/filtered & no new oak for extra-ethereal fruit expression. From a vineyard near Riebeek-Kasteel, like 12 & previous.’ – Platter’s SA Wine Guide 205, 5*

The 2013 Old Vine Series Pofadder brings to mind estuarine scents of mudflats and seaweed on the nose – you can almost hear the yacht’s ringing chiming in the breeze. The palate is very harmonious with crisp red cherry fruit, fresh strawberry and a touch of white pepper over a lattice of fine tannins, charged with immense vivacity and energy on the finish. This is simply beautiful. Neal Martin 95/100, Wine Advocate (2014)

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client

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