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2015 Sadie Family Treinspoor, Swartland (750ml)

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# ZASATB15AE
Country: South Africa
Region: Coastal Region
Sub-Region: Swartland
Grape Varietal: Tinta Barocca
Review Score: 96WA
Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

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The 2015 Old Vine Series Treinspoor, Eben's Tinta Barocca cuvée, which he said has "the biggest passport in South Africa" since the grape has been grown there for a long time for fortified wine production, has a lucid ruby color. Eben told me that it is actually one of his most difficult sells but I am of the opinion that it is one of his best wines. Darker in colur than then other OVS labels, it has a captivating bouquet with raspberry, cranberry leaf, tobacco and damp wet clayey aromas. The palate has firm tannin that Eben compared to Piedmont, which I can understand. The acidity is beautifully judged with killer salinity and mineralité on the finish that both linger in the mouth. This is an outstanding South African wine.

96 points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Issue # 230 - Apr 2017)