Sadie Family

Columella Liberatus Castro Bonae Spei Shiraz Blend

9.3180 ratings
9.364 pro ratings
South Africa
Shiraz Blend
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.0

Garnet edges with a ruby core. A bit funky on the nose with some cigar wraps, minerality, spices and damp tobacco. Medium tannins (5.5/10) with balanced acidity and medium to medium plus body. Dry palate with dried cherries, leather, stoniness throughout, damp forest floor and a bit metallic at the end. Medium plus to long finish. Will wait a few more years before trying again at least. (90+)

Garnet edges with a ruby core. A bit funky on the nose with some cigar wraps, minerality, spices and damp tobacco. Medium tannins (5.5/10) with balanced acidity and medium to medium plus body. Dry palate with dried cherries, leather, stoniness throughout, damp forest floor and a bit metallic at the end. Medium plus to long finish. Will wait a few more years before trying again at least. (90+)

Nov 12th, 2018
Bob McDonald

This weekend will have a world Rugby theme starting with this South African red followed by wines from New Zealand and Argentina. Sadly Australia having fallen to #7 ranked in the world did not feature :( A great combination of fruit and savoury characters. A lovely fragrant plummy earthy perfume. Nice minerality with blackberry and raspberry flavours on a medium weight palate. A blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Mourvèdre. A world class Shiraz Blend not showing its 14 years and still a good cellaring future. Tasted again 23 weeks later on 23rd March 2019 with consistent notes.

This weekend will have a world Rugby theme starting with this South African red followed by wines from New Zealand and Argentina. Sadly Australia having fallen to #7 ranked in the world did not feature :( A great combination of fruit and savoury characters. A lovely fragrant plummy earthy perfume. Nice minerality with blackberry and raspberry flavours on a medium weight palate. A blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Mourvèdre. A world class Shiraz Blend not showing its 14 years and still a good cellaring future. Tasted again 23 weeks later on 23rd March 2019 with consistent notes.

Oct 14th, 2018
Charlie Evans

Not only one of the best South African wines I've had but one of the better wines I've had in a while

Not only one of the best South African wines I've had but one of the better wines I've had in a while

1 person found it helpfulApr 18th, 2014
Adam K.

A stunner. A 2009 that still feels incredibly vibrant and can stand the rest of time for many more years. Dark and red fruits, cocoa, leather, dust. Best South African red I've ever had.

A stunner. A 2009 that still feels incredibly vibrant and can stand the rest of time for many more years. Dark and red fruits, cocoa, leather, dust. Best South African red I've ever had.

Jan 26th, 2017
Charlie Evans

This was absolutely singing. Drinking so well. Love Eben's wines.

This was absolutely singing. Drinking so well. Love Eben's wines.

Nov 13th, 2016
Stacy Markow

So cool.

So cool.

Aug 15th, 2016
Mark Cochard

Sommelier phillywine.com, Chaddsford Winery

9.1

texsom chenin blanc session w/ Pacaline Lepeltier

texsom chenin blanc session w/ Pacaline Lepeltier

Aug 15th, 2016
Michael Hildbold

Tasted in a lineup of multiple stellar South African wines - so much going on here. Would love to lay this down and revisit.

Tasted in a lineup of multiple stellar South African wines - so much going on here. Would love to lay this down and revisit.

Feb 9th, 2016
Cary Quintana

Eben Sadie... Beautiful Syrah

Eben Sadie... Beautiful Syrah

Feb 6th, 2016
Les Huisman

Damn! Don't know what else to really say, but Damn.

Damn! Don't know what else to really say, but Damn.

Dec 24th, 2015