2018 Aristargos, David & Nadia Sadie, Swartland

From 14 vineyards, mainly from granite but also some clay and iron soils. Chenin, Clairette, Marsanne, Semillon, Viognier, Roussanne. Lovely energy, finessed and drive and great energy on the finish. Cool fresh and long, and nice length.

Critic score
95/100

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2025
  • Colour
    White
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%
2018 Aristargos, David & Nadia Sadie, Swartland

TASTING NOTES

Where do David and Nadia Sadie find the time and energy to do the 20 pickings from the 14 vineyards that go into this stunning white blend of mostly Chenin Blanc with Clairette, Semillon, Roussanne, Viognier and Marsanne? Early picked for freshness, it's a seamless, layered blend with aniseed, umami, wild herb and citrus fruit and wonderful focus and poise.

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (September 2019)
95/100