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Sadie Family Columella Red 2021 (750ML)

$156.89
SKU:
SDFCOLURC1B
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Vintage:
2021
Format:
750ML
Region:
Western Cape
Appellation:
Swartland
Stock Status:
In Stock
ABV:
14%

Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions

98 WA / 97 JS / 96 VM / 18 JR

Composed of a blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Carignan, Cinsault and Tinta Barocca, the 2021 Columella is instantly impressive, with firm layers of red fruit over a spicy core of oak that sways with notions of turned earth and a kiss of wild herbs. Medium to full-bodied and with about 14% alcohol, the palate is fresh and nimble while delivering more oak on the palate than the nose leads on. The palate has flavors of wild sage and black peppercorn with notes of baked clay and plum skin. Undoubtedly, it will age for decades, but don't be too hasty to open this right away. Just over 14,000 bottles were produced from 50% whole-cluster grapes.-Anthony Mueller, The Wine Advocate

This is fragrant and polished with aromas of peach pits, sandalwood, cherry stones, hazelnuts and orange zest. Fabulously intense, building on the palate to a crescendo, slowly, with supple and very fine tannins giving an elegant structure to the fruit and spice. Elegant and immensely long. Syrah, mourvedre, carignan, cinsault, grenache and tinta barroca. Better from 2025.-James Suckling

The 2021 Columella is a blend of Rhône varieties, 30% Syrah, the lowest ever, with more Mourvèdre, plus Tinta Barocca, 50% whole clusters, spending 12 months in cask (10% new) and 12 months in old foudres, bottled with slightly higher CO2 due to less racking. It has a mixture of red and blueberry fruit, touches of aniseed coming through with time. There’s very fine delineation. The medium-bodied palate has a gorgeous opening with blood orange, black pepper and ginger. It's sleek and less powerful than older vintages, yet it has far more elegance and precision. This is a long-term Columella.-Neal Martin, Vinous Media

Syrah, MourveÌdre, Grenache, Carignan, Cinsault and Tinta Barocca. From 10 vineyards: Paardeberg (5 vineyards), Kasteelberg (3 vineyards), Malmesbury (1 vineyard), Piquetberg (1 vineyard). 32 hl/ha. Ageing 24 months prior to bottling.
Bright red- and black-fruit aromas, violets, whiffs of tea leaf, cedar, graphite and wood shavings – an extraordinary amalgam of spice notes, all of them derived from the fruit since the ageing is largely in old oak. A perfectly assembled, seamless blend, the tannins evident but evanescent, with allspice, cinnamon and vanilla pod carrying all the way to a generous rather than opulent finish.-Michael Fridjhon, JancisRobinson

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