Sadie Family Skerpioen Swartland 2016
#92 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2018
The 2016 Skerpioen came in slightly riper than in previous years, mainly on account of the drought and less soil moisture, but for some mystical reason the wine still retained very good levels of acidity. In some ways the same mineral and salty aromas are very pronounced and the wine finishes with a clear, flinty edge.
"Intense and still youthfully tight, with verbena and white peach notes leading the way for yellow apple, chamomile, white ginger and jasmine flavors. A lovely quinine streak is well-embedded, giving this tension and vibrancy through the finish. Chenin Blanc and Palomino. Drink now through 2024."
- 95pts - Wine Spectator