Drinking an amazing Saturday night bottle, and there is a reason this wine is nicknamed “sold-out”… the fantastic Sadie Family Old Vine Series Soldaat Grenache 2012 from Piekenierskloof just rocks.
The un-grafted and unirrigated old bush vines are planted at 708m altitude on decomposed granite soils that Grenache shows such a great affinity for, and it really shows on this wine.
This 2012 wine is so taught and youthful, packed full of dusty, spicy, stalky mineral black fruits. I just love the smokey sappy edge, with crunchy bright raspberry and taught black peppercorn savoury complexity. The cool 13.5 abv is perfectly managed with beautifully fresh acids and an alluring vibrant energy that keeps you coming back for another sip. This will be an intriguing wine to watch as it ages 8, 10, 15 years. You best bury a few bottles away if you have any left! (Wine Safari Score: 94/100 Greg Sherwood MW)
Note: This could potentially be a 95, 96, 97 point classic one day when it nears maturity. Yes, it’s that good!