ready-improve2016 Sadie Family Wines, Collumella, Swartland, South Africa

Product: V5596B
  • Wine Spectator
    94/100
  • Vinous
    93/100
  • Ready, but will improve

Description

This Columella has a much deeper colour and concentration and is still very compact and in need of obvious ageing, but it is already showing great complexity in that the aromatics are not a singular line, but the coming together of many aspects. The aromas are a combination of bright fresh red fruits which then pass over to the riper black stone fruit. The wine is also very earthy and seems to live on a bed of freshly ploughed earth – and then there is the appearance of much darker graphite aromatics as well. The texture is still super compact and needs time: it is the result of 12 months ageing in barrels (8% new) and thereafter an additional 12 months in old, big oval casks. We bottle directly from the cask and the philosophy is to have minimum impact on the character of the grapes and rather just have the fruit express itself.

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{region}Swartland{region}
{color}Red{color}                                                               {maturity}ready-improve{maturity} {maturity-text}Ready, but will improve{maturity-text}
{vintage}2016{vintage}
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   [] Wine Spectator:: 94/100
  [] Vinous:: 93/100{ratings}{***}
Bottle Price 75 cl $685.00
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