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Pofadder, The Sadie Family Wines 2020

RegionSouth Africa
Subregion South Africa
Grape VarietyCinsault

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Tasting Notes

2020 cinsault has structure & balance, yet contained, compact. Cinnamon-spiced red fruit youthfully whispers bright perfume, taking time to blossom, reveal its complex layers - time this serious bottling deserves. Vines on Riebeek Mountain, shaped like eponymous snake.

Angela Lloyd, Platter's South African Wine Guide, January 2020

Beginning with a lighter and lifted nose, the 2020 Old Vine Series Pofadder offers Pinot Noire-like aromas with hints of potpourri and red spice before ripe, dusty cherry skin flows out of the glass with a kiss of green herbs. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers a just-ripe fruit quality with flavors of tart cherries and wild strawberries and fine mineral tension. The wine has a balanced structure yet concludes with a slightly tannic and drying finish. Give it one more year of bottle age, then drink through 2038.

Anthony Mueller, RobertParker.com, June 2022
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