2014 Sadie Treinspoor Tinta Barocca

2014 Sadie Treinspoor Tinta Barocca

95 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2014 Sadie Treinspoor Tinta Barocca
95 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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Truly unique, this Trienspoor red from Eben Sadie is not only powerful and ageworthy but one of the few pure Tinta Barocca wines available (a South African peculiarity - they don't even make them in the grape's home of Portugal, where it is blended). Here bold, perfectly realised fruit combines with real savoury power, tannins and acid 'tension' to create a wine unlike any other you will have tried. From a boutique legend of the new South Africa scene, this is a wine you won't quickly forget.

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$58.99 in mixed 6+ or $65.99 per bottle



Tinta Barocca

Its Origins

The Sadie Family is based in the Swartland region of the Cape wine lands. Eben Sadie, South Africa’s first certified celebrity winemaker, has been described by supporters as “one of the greatest and most original wine makers in the Southern Hemisphere.” Before Eben Sadie became a winemaker he travelled and worked in several of the world’s wine regions, including Austria, Germany, Italy, Burgundy and Oregan. When he came back to South Africa he worked under Charles Back at Spice Route in 1998. He eventually became the chief winemaker and Charles Back described him as “national asset for the South African wine industry.”

What The Critics Say

95/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Neal Martin

"The 2014 Old Vine Series Treinspoor is 100% Tinta Barocca planted in 1974, a grape that Eben Sadie rates very highly. There is something placid about the nose, which is refined and reclining in a comfy chair at the moment. The fruit is slightly darker than the 2014 Pofadder, with a hint of vanilla and cola tincturing the dark berry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, grainy tannin and supremely well-judged acidity. It becomes more structured and masculine towards the finish, which offers great details, precision and superb mineralité. Eben compared it to a cross between Nebbiolo and a Syrah, and I can see where he is coming from. One of those wines that shifts your preconception about a grape variety." Drink 2016 - 2032

91+/100 Vinous, Stephen Tanzer

"(13.1% alcohol; from vines planted in 1974): Good deep red. Deep, wild aromas of raspberry, plum, cherry, leather and botanical herbs, accented by dusty spices. Brisk acidity intensifies the sappy dark berry flavors; expanded impressively with air while maintaining its outstanding inner-mouth tension. Finishes juicy and succulent, with big, broad tannins and superb perfumed length. Made from a Portuguese grape variety found mostly in the Douro Valley, where it is a key ingredient in many ports, this wine struck me as like a hypothetical blend of a Rhone and a Piedmont wine. Sadie, who admitted that he overextracted this fruit in 2010 and 2011, told me that he will put a bit of this vineyard into his flagship Columella bottling, which is a regional wine rather than an expression of a single site." Drink 2019 - 2028

Stats & Food Matching

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    2016 - 2032

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with PORK



Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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