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Sadie Family Palladius 2019 750ml

size
750ml
country
South Africa
appellation
Swartland
DC
98
JH
96
WA
95
Additional vintages
DC
98
Rated 98 by Decanter
Fresh, delicate and floral nose, with a touch of sea air and ground ginger. Medium-bodied and silky palate; there's weight and presence but no heaviness. Crystalline finish, with just a touch of ripe fruit sweetness to match the salinity. Perfect balance and so long; more Burgundian than previous vintages somehow despite the lack of oak. Amazing freshness, focus and energy. This is an outstanding wine. Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Viognier, Verdelho, Roussanne, Marsanne, Semillon Gris, Semillon, Palomino and Colombard grown on granite, chalk and sandstone. Grapes were pressed in a basket press, with juice run off into 725L concrete eggs and 400L to 1,200L clay amphora for 12 months. A further 12 months in big old oak foudres after that. Spontaneous fermentation, no additives, no fining or filtration. ... More details
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Sadie Family Palladius 2019 750ml

SKU 866188
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Professional Ratings
DC
98
JH
96
WA
95
DC
98
Rated 98 by Decanter
Fresh, delicate and floral nose, with a touch of sea air and ground ginger. Medium-bodied and silky palate; there's weight and presence but no heaviness. Crystalline finish, with just a touch of ripe fruit sweetness to match the salinity. Perfect balance and so long; more Burgundian than previous vintages somehow despite the lack of oak. Amazing freshness, focus and energy. This is an outstanding wine. Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Viognier, Verdelho, Roussanne, Marsanne, Semillon Gris, Semillon, Palomino and Colombard grown on granite, chalk and sandstone. Grapes were pressed in a basket press, with juice run off into 725L concrete eggs and 400L to 1,200L clay amphora for 12 months. A further 12 months in big old oak foudres after that. Spontaneous fermentation, no additives, no fining or filtration.
JH
96
Rated 96 by James Halliday
Seventeen grapes from 11 sites make up the blend of this celebrated Swartland white, created to combine "two worlds in one - weight and tension", according to Eben Sadie. Perfumed and exotic, it's daringly unoaked, with peach, apricot, green apple and lime flavours, aromatic spices, layers of complexity and a racy, balanced finish. 2023-30 (Tim Atkin)
WA
95
Rated 95 by Wine Advocate
Delivering aromas of lemon oil, raw honeycomb, wax melon and underripe peach skin, the 2019 Palladius is gorgeous on the nose, with a delightful floral lift and dusty nuance. Medium-bodied on the palate, the wine offers notions of dusty honeysuckle, underripe peach skin and citrus blossom along with lovely mineral tension and a kiss of phenolic bitterness. This will remain food-friendly until its 20th birthday. Every time I try these wines, they never seem to fail to deliver pleasure. Absolutely stunning!
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size
750ml
country
South Africa
appellation
Swartland
Additional vintages
Overview
Rated 98 - Fresh, delicate and floral nose, with a touch of sea air and ground ginger. Medium-bodied and silky palate; there's weight and presence but no heaviness. Crystalline finish, with just a touch of ripe fruit sweetness to match the salinity. Perfect balance and so long; more Burgundian than previous vintages somehow despite the lack of oak. Amazing freshness, focus and energy. This is an outstanding wine. Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Viognier, Verdelho, Roussanne, Marsanne, Semillon Gris, Semillon, Palomino and Colombard grown on granite, chalk and sandstone. Grapes were pressed in a basket press, with juice run off into 725L concrete eggs and 400L to 1,200L clay amphora for 12 months. A further 12 months in big old oak foudres after that. Spontaneous fermentation, no additives, no fining or filtration.
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Region: Coastal Region

South Africa is a fascinating country for wine, and the coastal regions at the very tip of the African continent are widely regarded as being one of the finest wine regions in the world. It isn't difficult to understand why the early European settlers in the 17th century saw such potential for viticulture in the area; the heat is fantastic, the summer days wonderfully long, the soil rich in minerals, and the strong winds coming from the ocean provide much needed coolness in which the grapes could ripen slowly and fully. Over time, South Africa's coastal regions became covered in strong, healthy vineyards, and today, the wine industry of the region is booming. The past few decades have seen wineries experimenting with a wide range of grape varietals, and also producing fortified wines and sparkling wines of great character alongside their classic varieties.
fields

Country: South Africa

Situated on the very tip of the African continent, South Africa has proved itself over three centuries to be an ideal location for producing a wide range of wines. Benefiting from something not dissimilar to a Mediterranean climate, with long, hot summers complemented by both Atlantic and Indian Ocean winds, the grapes which grow on the valleys, mountainsides and plains of this fascinating country can ripen to their fullest capacity, producing wines packed full of fruity flavors and an array of interesting and enticing aromas. As a former colony, South Africa has long since been home to a range of different nationalities, who each brought something of their wine culture with them. As such, many European grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling and others have been given time to flourish in South Africa, allowing the country to develop a diverse group of wine types which are proving increasingly popular around the world.
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South Africa is a fascinating country for wine, and the coastal regions at the very tip of the African continent are widely regarded as being one of the finest wine regions in the world. It isn't difficult to understand why the early European settlers in the 17th century saw such potential for viticulture in the area; the heat is fantastic, the summer days wonderfully long, the soil rich in minerals, and the strong winds coming from the ocean provide much needed coolness in which the grapes could ripen slowly and fully. Over time, South Africa's coastal regions became covered in strong, healthy vineyards, and today, the wine industry of the region is booming. The past few decades have seen wineries experimenting with a wide range of grape varietals, and also producing fortified wines and sparkling wines of great character alongside their classic varieties.
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Situated on the very tip of the African continent, South Africa has proved itself over three centuries to be an ideal location for producing a wide range of wines. Benefiting from something not dissimilar to a Mediterranean climate, with long, hot summers complemented by both Atlantic and Indian Ocean winds, the grapes which grow on the valleys, mountainsides and plains of this fascinating country can ripen to their fullest capacity, producing wines packed full of fruity flavors and an array of interesting and enticing aromas. As a former colony, South Africa has long since been home to a range of different nationalities, who each brought something of their wine culture with them. As such, many European grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling and others have been given time to flourish in South Africa, allowing the country to develop a diverse group of wine types which are proving increasingly popular around the world.