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Columella Castro Bonae Spei 2002

External Review by Astor Wines & Spirits:

A red that's based on Syrah with a bit of Mourvèdre and comes from the Swartland subregion of South Africa. Made in the name of those fantastic northern Rhône wines we love to drink. Velvety textured tannins, black spiced berries, licorice, butter. Wonderfully balanced with great acidity. A young wine that merits your attention. Age-worthy. Named after Columella, an astute Roman who wrote on agriculture in the 1st century. Estate-grown fruit. Organic.

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Sadie Family:
The Sadie Family is a South African producer of wine located in the Swartland region. Following the emergence of flagship wines Columella and Palladius, winemaker Eben Sadie is South Africa's first certified celebrity winemaker. The Sadie Family has enjoyed success beyond any other modern South African wine producer as Columella is the most highly rated South African wine, and the only to achieve a 95 point rating by US wine magazine Wine Spectator.
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External Reviews for Columella Castro Bonae Spei

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/25/2008

A red that's based on Syrah with a bit of Mourvèdre and comes from the Swartland subregion of South Africa. Made in the name of those fantastic northern Rhône wines we love to drink. Velvety textured tannins, black spiced berries, licorice, butter. Wonderfully balanced with great acidity. A young wine that merits your attention. Age-worthy. Named after Columella, an astute Roman who wrote on agriculture in the 1st century. Estate-grown fruit. Organic.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/11/2007

A red that's based on Syrah with a bit of Mourvèdre and comes from the Swartland subregion of South Africa. Made in the name of those fantastic northern Rhône wines we love to drink. Velvety textured tannins, black spiced berries, licorice, butter. Wonderfully balanced with great acidity. A young wine that merits your attention. Ageworthy. Named after an astute Roman, Columella, who wrote on agriculture in the 1st century. Estate grown fruit. Organic.




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