The 19th release of this iconic red that started it all for Eben Sadie in 2000. The blend is meant to be emblematic of all the Swartland’s various terrains. This wine is built for the long haul, blessed with incredible complexity and finesse. A blend of Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Grenache and Tinta Barocca.
98 points Tim Atkin MW 2020
The percentage of Syrah decreases every year – it was once 80% and is now closer to 45% – allowing Eden Sadie to play with other Mediterranean grapes, namely Mourvedre, Grenache, Carignan, Cinsualt and Tinto Barocca. Remarkably well balanced and refined given the heat and dryness of the vintage, this is scented, floral, nuanced with red with red-cherry and mulberry fruit, fine tannins and a lift of stony minerality. One of the best ever Columellas. 2023-32
Fermented in open concrete vats with no additions. Basket pressed, aged 12 months in 8% new oak and for 1 year in old foudres.