Sadie Family Palladius Magnum 2019 Bottle size: 1500ml

South Africa, Swartland
R1,950
Out of stock
The Sadie Family Palladius, the sister wine to Columella, has probably changed the most since its release. It started off with Chenin Blanc and Viognier as the main components but now boasts more than 11 varieties from 17 different vineyards. This is one of SA’s finest whites.
96
PG
'Incorporates Swartland’s significant white varieties, chenin leading, made in concrete ‘egg’ & clay pots. Generosity of ripe aromas, including honey, florals & spice repeated in 2019’s weighty, broad texture; freshness too & great depth of flavour. Grippy & dry, a long, rewarding future ahead - true also of 2018 (4.5 stars, 94 pts). Also in 1.5 & 3L, like Columella. Unfined/filtered, as all.' – Platter's Guide, 5* (96/100) 'Seventeen grapes from 11 sites make up the blend of this celebrated Swartland white, created to combine "two worlds in one - weight and tension", according to Eben Sadie. Perfumed and exotic, it's daringly unoaked, with peach, apricot, green apple and lime flavours, aromatic spices, layers of complexity and a racy, balanced finish. Drink 2023-30.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2021, 96/100

'Palladius 2019 incorporates 11 varieties (Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Clairette Blanche, Viognier, Verdelho, Roussanne, Marsanne, Semillon Blanc, Semillon Gris, Palomino and Colombard) grown across 17 vineyards (14 on Paardeberg, two in St Helena Bay and one on Piketberg). The nose is effusive with notes of citrus, peach, thatch, herbs and flowers while the palate shows striking fruit purity, bright acidity and a pithy finish. It appears somewhat lighter in body than previous vintages which is not to say underdone or insubstantial – there’s plenty of flavour intensity and a great energy about it and it should only gain in weight and texture with time in bottle. A wine that leaves you marvelling at the clarity of vision that has gone into its crafting.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 96/100

'Throughout the picking of this 2019 it was amazing how well the 17 pieces of the puzzle that make up this wine just perfectly fell into place - and so effortlessly. The vineyards ripened in perfect order and in perfect ratio to one another. The 2019 Palladius probably displays the most complex of aromas: not only is the wine very fresh, with a bright green edge apple fruit, but it then goes into stone fruit and exit with the tropical aromatics. The advantage is that across the spectrum we managed to capture a greater acidity than with the 2018, but with more volume and texture. The mouthfeel and equilibrium of this vintage is unmatched in any of our other whites. In many vintages the Mev. Kirsten poses the same depth and volume, but in this vintage Palladius surpasses all others. The composure of this wine is an absolutely singular aspect and it will benefit much from proper ageing.' – Eben Sadie, Winemaker
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Eben Sadie
Body Medium-bodied
Drink to Long-term cellaring
Variety Blend
Rating PG 96
Producer information By now Sadie Family wines need no introduction. They are cutting-edge examples of our most characterful wines that revolutionised the South African landscape and inspired a whole generation of winemakers. Winemaker Eben Sadie and his team aim to make the most honest wines possible, to focus on and constantly improve their vineyards, thus raising the quality of the grapes and bettering their wines.
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