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Sadie Family Palladius White 2021 (750ML)

$139.89
SKU:
SDFPALLWC1B
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In Stock
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Other Details

Vintage:
2021
Format:
750ML
Region:
Western Cape
Appellation:
Swartland
Stock Status:
In Stock
ABV:
13.5%

Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions

99 WA / 96 VM / 96 JS / 18 JR

Toeing the line to triple digits, the 2021 Palladius is a blend of Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier, Sémillon, Colombard, Verdellho and Palomino. Instantly impressive in the glass, the wine is bold with waxy aromas that sway with seductive notes of lemon pastry cream, dusty melon and citrus blossoms. Medium-bodied and with 13.7% alcohol, the palate is succulent and bright with fantastic acid and displays a kiss of phenolic bitterness that beams with focus and precision. Subtle notes of beeswax and lees drive the finish with immense complexity and considerable weight. The aftertaste summersaults with complexity, offering fresh and bright citrus notes with notions of dusty flowers. It will remain food friendly for decades. It's devastatingly beautiful and cerebral. 12,400 bottles were produced after the grapes were whole-bunch pressed and rested in concrete and amphora.-Anthony Mueller, The Wine Advocate

The 2021 Palladius is aged in concrete eggs and amphora for 12 months plus 12 months in old foudre. Sadie said he is most proud of this vintage over the last decade. It has a well-defined lanolin, yellow fruit, melted candle wax and fern nose. The palate is supremely well-balanced, with a killer line of acidity counterbalancing the concentration. An underlying touch of bitter lemon and ginger surfaces towards the harmonious and persistent finish. Superb energy here.-Neal Martin, Vinous Media

This is showing aromas of waxed lemons, thyme, grapefruit rind, mango stones, apricots, white flowers and sea shells. Seductively supple, fresh, with bright acidity and a seashell-like minerality. Sophisticated, seamless blend that makes you think. Holding back a little at the moment. Blend of 35% chenin blanc, with equal parts of marsanne, roussanne, clairette, colombard, viognier, verdelho, palomino, grenache blanc, grenache gris, semillon blanc and semillon gris. Try from 2024.-Jame Suckling

Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Clairette Blanche, Viognier, Verdelho, Roussanne, Marsanne, Sémillon Gris, Sémillon Blanc, Palomino and Colombard. From 17 vineyards: Paardeberg (14 vineyards), Piketberg (1 vineyard), St Helena Bay (2 vineyards). 29 hl/ha. Ageing 12 months in amphora and concrete, 12 months in old foudre.
Stone fruit with flinty, gingery freshness, opening to reveal whiffs of quince and green pineapple. Despite the plushness on entry, the wine is remarkably austere the longer it stays on the palate. Hints of white pepper and wildflowers fantail in the extended and persistent finish.-Michael Fridjhon, JancisRobinson

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