2021 Elpidios, David & Nadia Sadie, Swartland

2021 Elpidios, David & Nadia Sadie, Swartland

54% Grenache, with less Syrah than usual, this red blend has lots of focus, very fine tannins, and a long, fynbos-infused finish. Very nicely judged, charming, and already approachable.

Critic score
93/100 info
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Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£132.00
Bottle
In stock
£22.00

Wine details

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Maturity
    Ready 2023 - 2035info
  • Colour
    Red
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%

Tasting notes

Elpidios is a red version of Aristargos in a sense, using five varieties from nine different vineyards. Fermented with 40% whole bunches, it's dominated by Grenache, supported by 31% Syrah, 13% Carignan and 1% each of Pinotage and Cinsault. Stony, grippy and chiselled, it has savoury tannins, lots of granitic intensity and plum, red berry and cranberry flavours. Will age well, too. 2024-30

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (September 2023)
93/100

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