2010 Sadie Family Columella

  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • ST 97
  • WA 93
  • WS 93
  • JR 91

Reviews for 2010 Sadie Family Columella

ST 97
Stephen Tanzer - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, January 2015
97+ Bright medium ruby. Aromas of crushed cherry, raspberry, minerals and smoke. Lush and rich but still extremely young, offering outstanding breadth and silky texture to its flavors of red fruits and flinty... 97+ Bright medium ruby. Aromas of crushed cherry, raspberry, minerals and smoke. Lush and rich but still extremely young, offering outstanding breadth and silky texture to its flavors of red fruits and flinty minerality. The most enveloping vintage yet for Columella: this wine combines the best traits of the 2008 and 2009 and then takes them to a higher level. Finishes classically dry, with noble fine-grained tannins and great fruity persistence. This one hit my G-spot. Like a hypothetical blend of grand cru Burgundy and Chateau Rayas.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2013
The 2010 Columella saw just 10% of the crop aged in new large casks. The nose is well-defined and as nonchalant as Eben Sadie himself, gently unravelling blackberry, charcoal, eau-de-vie and allspice scents that are... The 2010 Columella saw just 10% of the crop aged in new large casks. The nose is well-defined and as nonchalant as Eben Sadie himself, gently unravelling blackberry, charcoal, eau-de-vie and allspice scents that are perfectly controlled. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, slightly grainy tannins. It is extremely well-balanced with supremely well-judged acidity. I much prefer this toned-down style of late, allowing the grape varieties and terroir to be articulated without interruption. Gorgeous! Drink 2014-2022. - Neal Martin
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, June 2013
A layered style, with red and black currant, plum and blackberry fruit stretched over a sinewy structure and inlaid with singed cedar and mesquite notes that linger on the long, stony finish. Drink now through 2017. – JM
JR 91
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, June 2014
17.5/20 Purplish crimson. Rather sweet, perfumed nose. Great texture and very appetising acid level but again, a bit like the Soldaat, very aggressively short of juice. But the ingredients here work and form a... 17.5/20 Purplish crimson. Rather sweet, perfumed nose. Great texture and very appetising acid level but again, a bit like the Soldaat, very aggressively short of juice. But the ingredients here work and form a fascinating mosaic. Should age well and there is lots of energy here. Bone dry treacle toffee flavours.