Eben Sadie and 10 years of Columella

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Eben Sadie and 10 years of Columella

Yesterday I attended a brilliant tasting. It was a vertical of Eben Sadie’s Columella, hosted by the man himself.

Columella is Eben’s signature wine. It’s a Syrah with a dash of Mourvedre, from five distinct terroirs in the Swartland region of South Africa. We tasted all the releases so far, from 2000 to the not-yet-released 2009. All the wines were good, but the standouts were 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009. These are serious wines, and Eben is a thoughtful, talented winegrower.

I need to write up my notes, but in the interim, here’s a short film of Eben in action.

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5 thoughts on “Eben Sadie and 10 years of Columella

  1. Eben rocks!! as do a few others in the Swartland, and it will be good to see you at the Swartland Revolution in November,Jamie.

  2. Hi Jamie,
    10 wines and 5 ‘Standouts’ – surely ‘Standouts’ implies 1-2 maybe, 3 max ??

  3. Fantastic for SA, thanks Eben! Jamie when next in SA, we invite you to visit Creation, 320 Hemel-en-Aarde Road, near Hermanus 028 212 1107 . If you like Eben you might like us!

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