SADIE FAMILY WINES 'Palladius' 2015

The 2015 Palladius is a world-class wine from one of South Africa's most talanted and exciting winemakers Eban Sadie. An exotic and harmonious blend of Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Clairette Blanche, Viognier, Verdelho, Roussanne, Marsanne, Semillon Gris, Semillon Blanc and Palomino and Colombard, sourced from both granite and sandstone soils. The grapes are pressed in a traditional basket press and the juice run off directly to clay amphoras, concrete eggs & old oak foudres prior to natural fermentation for up to 20 months followed by two years aging. Each varietal adds its own distinct characteristics to this complex blend as it offers an extremely aromatic wine with nuances of orchard fruits, poached pear, tangerine peel, honeysuckle, jasmine, crushed stones, Meyer lemon and flinty minerality. It is equally as complex on the palate, also showcasing a beautiful texture along with remarkable overall depth, concentration and balance. The finish is long, percise and mouthwatering. This is a seamless wine which is already absoluely brilliant today and clearly has a bright future ahead. One of the most compelling and simply intreguing whites I have tasted in a while. A total masterpeice from Eban Sadie to assemble such a fascinating wine. 
96 $105 2018-2028

South Africa Coastal Region Swartland

J. D'Angelo February, 2018 Broadbent 


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