33% Chenin Blanc, 16% Roussanne, 11% Grenache Blanc, 11% Semillon Blanc & Semillion Gris, 11% Palomino, 6% Viognier, 6% Clairette Blanche, & 6% Verdellho
#100 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2015
94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2012 Palladius is the usual blend Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Clairette Blanche, Viognier, Verdelho, Roussanne, Semillon Gris, Semillon Blanc and Palomino. It has a lovely nose of white flower, melted butter, lanolin and honeysuckle all beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with smooth lightly honeyed fruit, pitch perfect acidity and a caressing but complex waxy finish. Killer South African white wine.
90 points Wine Spectator
Intense, with ripe, lush layers of creamed Jonagold apple, Cavaillon melon and glazed peach fruit, enlivened by dried chamomile, quinine and bitter citrus oil notes. The long finish flows beautifully, with the fruit and floral elements draped over a well-embedded mineral edge. This has depth and energy, and should cellar well. Chenin Blanc, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Semillon, Semillon Gris, Palomino, Viognier, Clairette Blanche and Verdelho. Drink now through 2022.