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. The tiny production of his Old Vine Series makes them South Africa’s most sought-after wines. The Pofadder was South Africa’s first serious single-vineyard Cinsault and is from an old vineyard planted on Riebeek Mountain and produced in a very elegant style.
‘The nose is pure unadulterated red cherry fruit – not complex but brilliantly defined. The palate has not so much 'brightness', but a luminosity emanating from the fruit. As such, it seems weightless in the mouth, charming because of its simplicity. You will finish a bottle with a smile on your face. Drink now-2020+.’ Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 92/100