ready-improve2020 Sadie Family Wines, Columella, Swartland, South Africa

Product: HK868B
  • Tim Atkin MW
  • Ready, but will improve


Overall Red Wine of the Year. “With 100 points, you can only go down," Eben Sadie laughed as we tasted this wine. The 2020 is just a whisper short of the perfection of the 2019 release, but it's still a stunning red and has beaten all comers in this year's report. A seamless blend that combines five soil types and 11 vineyards, it's Syrah-based with 60% Grenache Noir, Mourvèdre, Tinta Barocca, Carignan, Cinsault and Alicante Bouschet. What grace, texture, focus and persistence. This has fibre, sinew and muscularity, nuanced 10% new oak and plum, blackberry, damson and wild strawberry fruit. Sublime winemaking. 2024-40 E/span>

99/100 Tim Atkin MW, South Africa Report 2022

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{ratings} [] Tim Atkin MW:: 99/100
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