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2016 The Sadie Family Palladius White Blend Swartland

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Winemaker Notes: The 2016 has the simplicity of minimalism. Every one of the 11 varietals that drive this wine seems to be in perfect synchronization. The aromas are a journey of tropical, ripe fruit aspects going all the way to a very saline and mineral texture. The most exciting aspect of the 2016 is the length and the persistence of the tannin on the palate.

CRITICAL ACCLAIM


Tim Atkin - "Eben Sadie rates this white blend as the best of his current releases. Made with ten different cultivars and dipping below 14% alcohol for the first time, it’s an orchestra rather than a solo instrument. Elegant and refined, with no wood at all, this is an harmonious cuvée with beeswax, tarte tatin, orange zest and pear flavours. 2019-24."


Decanter - "This inspired wine is the product of 10 different varieties grown on three main soil types in the Paardeberg: granite, gravel & sandstone. The grapes are pressed and run off into clay amphorae & concrete eggs, where they are vinified and then aged for 12 months. The wine then spends another 12 months in old oak foudres. It creates a savoury, pithy, waxy and saline blend, with vibrant acidity and great balance. There's some textural grip to the green apple, honey and pink grapefruit palate. A beautiful wine, a blend of Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Colombar, Palomino, Semillon, Roussanne, Verdelho, Clairette Blanche and Viognier."


Wine Spectator - "Broad and lush in feel, featuring creamed melon, pear and yellow apple fruit flavors, framed by warm meringue, white ginger and brioche notes. The long finish flows nicely, with a flicker of acacia lingering. Chenin Blanc. Drink now through 2022. 981 cases made."


Vinous - "The 2016 Palladius comes from 17 different vineyards and was fermented in clay amphora and concrete egg and aged for first year, then racked and aged for additional year in old foudres prior to bottling. It has a well defined bouquet, quite neutral in style but blossoming with aeration to reveal hints of lanolin and melted candle wax. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, touches of curry leaf and spice and orange peel. A long tail on the finish of white pepper and sage completes this wonderful Palladius."

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Country South Africa
Region Swartland
Vintage 2016
Winery Sadie Family
Grape Varietals White Blend
Size 750 milliliter
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