2012 Sadie Family "Old Vine Series - Pofadder" Cinsault Swartland South Africa
A stylish, perfumy wine, with alluring singed sandalwood, rooibos tea, red currant, white pepper, floral and blood orange notes all woven together and carrying through the long, silky finish. Cinsault. (JM)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2012 Old Vine Series Pofadder has a warm, sensual bouquet that captures the lighter, more feminine side of the Cinsault variety. The palate is medium-bodied with a very tart entry. There are plenty of pretty sour red cherry and citric notes with just a mote of fieriness toward the finish. There is joie-de-vivre in this Pofadder -- nonchalant and cheeky. (NM)
Another entry from Sadie's Old Vine Series, this Cinsault leads with wild, earthy aromas of game and savory herbs like sage, bay leaf and rooibos tea that are layered atop the red currant and tart cherry fruit tones. There's a touch of sharpness to the palate, with bright acidity and fine tannins that frame the sour cherry, rhubarb and citrus fruit. Enjoy through 2017. (LB)
The Pofadder, named after the snake, is made from Cinsault grown in the Swartland. It is elegant and vibrant with lots of spice and fine but grippy tannin and energetic acidity. A great wine for roasted game.