2018 Chenin Blanc, David & Nadia Sadie, Swartland

7 vineyards planted between 1962-1982. Multiple soils, finesse of grapefruit and amazing floral and lovely lift on the finish. Amazing vibrancy, finessed, and good coolness. Dry and vibrant on the finish. Saline and drive, mineral.

Critic score
92/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£26.68
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£160.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2028
  • Colour
    White
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%
2018 Chenin Blanc, David & Nadia Sadie, Swartland

TASTING NOTES

This is the "basic" Chenin from David & Nadia Sadie, but that still makes it pretty special, given their magical touch with the grape. Produced from seven sites, most of which are on the Paardeberg, it's the Swartland captured in a glass, with apple and quince fruit, quietly spoken oak and racy minerality.

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (September 2019)
92/100