Sadie Family Skurfberg 2019

Tasting Notes

Eben’s site in hte Skurfberg is widely considered to be the Holy Grail of South African Chenin sites, achieving an unearthly balance and tension that knows no equal.

Winery: Sadie Family
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
SKU: SADSKU2019 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Sadie Family Skurfberg 2019


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100 points Tim Atkin MW 2020

A one-hudred-point white? From South Africa? I can almost hear the tutting and clucking from here. But I defy anyone to taste this monumental wine, preferably among a line-up of other, world-class wines and resist its charms. The crop was down 60%, resulting in an old-vine Chenin of mind-blowing focus, depth and concentration. Quince, lemon and subtle Asian spices segue into a palate of nuances, corners, light and shade and dark. Well done, Eben Sadie. Well done, the van Lill family, who grow the grapes. Well done, South Africa. 2023-31

Winemaker Notes

The vines struggled with the drought and harvest was 70% less than in a normal year, yet the wine is unbelievably harmonious and poised. Drinking this wine is the closest you will get to drinking liquid crystal.

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