2022 Rondevlei Chenin Blanc, David & Nadia Sadie, Swartland

2022 Rondevlei Chenin Blanc, David & Nadia Sadie, Swartland

Planted in 1984 in a vineyard with double rows. David started here in 2017, but 2021 was the first release. This is out towards the ocean, and produces intense, powerful wines. Lots of phenolics, energy, and hints of blood orange.

Critic score
96.5/100 info
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
In stock

Wine details

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Maturity
    Young 2025 - 2040info
  • Colour
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)

Tasting notes

As vineyards go, Rondevlei sounds relatively unexciting - it's a flat, 1.7-hectare parcel on red sand, but the wine it produces is thrilling. Made with five different components, it’s what David Sadie calls a "salt-driven" Chenin Blanc, with a noticeably maritime influence. Sappy and slightly ferrous, it has notes of kelp and citrus and a focused, tangy, engaging finish. 2024-29

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (September 2023)

One of those wines that makes you want to burst into joyful song, Plat'bos hails from a 3.8-hectare vineyard planted in 1981 on decomposed granite and produces 1,400 bottles for the whole world. Early picked in a warmer, north-west facing site, this is counter-intuitively fresh and chiselled, shimmering with minerality, freshness, energy and drive. Mouthwateringly intense

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (September 2023)

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