Eben Sadie Sequillo White 2008
Eben Sadie has a reputation as the 'enfant terrible' of South African wine. He started off his wine-making career at Charles Back's Spice Route winery, and set up his own vineyard over 10 years ago. This Sequillo White is an interesting blend of Chenin, Grenache, Viognier and Rousanne grapes. Jancis Robinson gave this wine 17.5 points and says "Savoury/sour greengage nose and palate. Weight and freshness. Higher viscosity - lower lying vineyards. Sweeter aromatics than Palladius. Great line and freshness but full in the mouth. Really mineral and dry and very very long and constantly evolving from a tight start. Fine apricot on the nose and palate."
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.