6 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $219.99 EACH
SADIE Family Wines
SUB-REGION, REGION, COUNTRY
Swartland, Western Cape, South Africa
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan
This 2021 vintage of Columella displays extremely bright red fruit aromas. The wine is incredibly fresh, and the 24 months of ageing in old casks are unmarked; it almost seems like the fruit is still hanging on the vine. Some velvety spicey herbal aromas of the bush come through on the aromatics, and then violets and perfumes followed. There are darker, deeper lines of graphite, black olive and cedarwood aromatics, and the structure of the wine is quite seamless; the tannins flow into the acidity at the end of the palate. It is incredibly balanced, and delicate layers of stitching make up this wine. Time is your friend on this one.
94 Points, Wine Spectator (previous vintage)
A well-spiced, harmonious red, fragrant and finely knit, with subtle, brambly character to the ripe raspberry and cherry fruit, accents of chopped marjoram, wild sage and fresh, loamy earth. Reveals integrated tannins that are lightly chalky and fine, with a long, juicy finish that echoes the ripe fruit alongside notes of spiced orange peel, iron and smoke. Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cinsault and Tinta Barocca. Drink now through 2033.