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Sadie Family Pofadder (Cinsault) Swartland 2017

Other Red Wines from Swartland, Western Cape, South Africa
V 95
TA 94
13.0% ABV
Item # 333107

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95 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2017 Pofadder is pure Cinsault fermented in concrete tanks and conical foudres for 12 months. It has a clean, precise bouquet of tart red cherries, black currant leaf and a touch of chai tea. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, crisp acidity, gentle grip and a slightly brittle-textured but very penetrating, beautifully defined finish. I agree with Eben that this is one of the most elegant Pofadder I have tasted. Drink: 2019-2032. (Aug 2018)"

94 points Tim Atkin, MW: "'Pofadder was one of South Africa’s first serious single vineyard Cinsaults and remains in the variety’s top rank. Pale and aromatic, this comes from schist soils, which seem to emphasise the perfume even more. Balanced and refined with red cherry and pomegranate freshness. 2020-26. (2018)"

Producer notes: "We picked the Cinsaut grapes in the Pofadder vineyard quite early and the result is a wine with an ultra-bright red fruit spectrum, almost like pomegranate seeds; and the fruit is very lifted in the glass. The tannins are still tight, steely -- even crispy and granular, and the fruit is very much like the day we picked the grapes, therefore the wine still needs more time to develop in the bottle... or in the glass, where it develops some spicy aromatics when given the time to do so. Currently this 2017 presents itself as very-straight-down- the-line."
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95 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2017 Pofadder is pure Cinsault fermented in concrete tanks and conical foudres for 12 months. It has a clean, precise bouquet of tart red cherries, black currant leaf and a touch of chai tea. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, crisp acidity, gentle grip and a slightly brittle-textured but very penetrating, beautifully defined finish. I agree with Eben that this is one of the most elegant Pofadder I have tasted. Drink: 2019-2032. (Aug 2018)"

94 points Tim Atkin, MW: "'Pofadder was one of South Africa’s first serious single vineyard Cinsaults and remains in the variety’s top rank. Pale and aromatic, this comes from schist soils, which seem to emphasise the perfume even more. Balanced and refined with red cherry and pomegranate freshness. 2020-26. (2018)"

Producer notes: "We picked the Cinsaut grapes in the Pofadder vineyard quite early and the result is a wine with an ultra-bright red fruit spectrum, almost like pomegranate seeds; and the fruit is very lifted in the glass. The tannins are still tight, steely -- even crispy and granular, and the fruit is very much like the day we picked the grapes, therefore the wine still needs more time to develop in the bottle... or in the glass, where it develops some spicy aromatics when given the time to do so. Currently this 2017 presents itself as very-straight-down- the-line."
Product SKU 333107
Producer Sadie Family
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
SubRegion Swartland
Varietal Other Red Wines
Vintage 2017
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 100% Cinsault
ABV 13.0%
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