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Savage’s new home – 'It’s going to be epic'

Big news on the Cape winemaking front is that Duncan Savage has found a new home in Salt River. In 2018, the working cellar will take in grapes from 13 growers around the Western Cape, totaling 70 tons. As Duncan says himself, ‘it’s going to be epic!’


Savage Wines



Duncan has decided to release the 2016 reds before the 2015s – a bold move. He says that the 2016s ‘look fantastic, generous and upfront yet retain the classic elegant structure’ compared to the 2015s which are certainly more brooding. Along with the hugely sought-after Follow the Line, the Syrah-based Savage Red 2016 is exquisitely detailed and pure-fruited, albeit slightly softer and earlier drinking. The Cinsaut Grenache Follow the Line reaches a new level of drinkability with this 2016 release.

The 2016 Savage White is now a Cape Blend of enormous decree. The small Chenin component quietly knits the Bordeaux varieties together in a kaleidoscope of flavour and depth. Nothing savage about it really. There is sadly no Girl Next Door this year due to tiny yields, although the 2017 is looking spectacular out of barrel.

The 2016 Are We There Yet is a new Touriga Nacional from Malgas. We have just 60 bottles of this exotic, tamed beast that contrasts the more fragrant and feminine reds.

We must point out and applaud the conservative pricing on these hot new releases from one of the Cape’s real rock stars. Expect his Cape Winemakers Guild offerings to fetch 3 times as much.



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