Live Auction, 8 June 2019

Sold for

R 9 673
Lot 173
Sadie Family; Columella; 2012; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 8 000 - 10 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 9 673

About this Item

Columella, 2012
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.  
Named after a Spanish agronomist who loved wine, Columella is a Syrah-dominated blend and Eben’s finest expression of the Swartland.

Critics Ratings

‘It has a very well-defined bouquet that repays time in the glass: wild strawberry and bilberry, cloves and white pepper, distant sea spray scents. The palate is medium-bodied with taut tannins, crisp acidity, superb backbone and real 'authority' on the finish. One of those wines that will instantly change anyone who does not take South African wine seriously.’  Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 96/100

Provenance

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