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Savage, Red 2016

R260

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Notes

81% Syrah, 11% Grenache and 8% Cinsaut

Grapes are meticulously sourced from a number of altitude and maritime vineyards around the Western Cape farmed by passionate South Africans. The small hand selected parcels of fruit receive much love and attention through the growing season with each vineyard’s unique terroir contributing in its own special way to the blend. In the cellar, minimal intervention and old large format French Oak is combined to ensure that the essence of South African terroir is captured in the wines.

Tasting notes:
'If there is one wine in the Savage range that would have embraced the warm, dry growing conditions of 2016, then it must surely be the Savage red. In 2016, it is comprised of 81% Syrah, 11% Grenache and 8% Cinsaut at 13.5 Abv. Perhaps the most classically proportioned of all the Savage reds, this Syrah dominated blend has a beautifully complex nose of perfumed dried roses, black berry fruits, grilled herbs, cured meats, garrigue, fynbos and dusty granitic minerality.

Very forward and opulent, the 2016's are showing wonderful overt confidence and composure already at this early stage. Indeed the Savage red is often the one specific wine that demands a few extra years in bottle before showing you its full potential. The palate is so fleshy and forward with accessibly soft, harmonious tannins and sleek vibrant acids that elevate the red cranberry and strawberry fruit flavours and highlight the wines impressive palate concentration and depth. This seductive Savage red is going to be a hard one to keep away from your corkscrew! Drink now to 2030+.' – Greg Sherwood MW, 94/100

'Duncan Savage has released his 2016 before his 2015 because the latter is “so tight”. This assemblage of mostly Stellenbsoch Syrah with Grenache, Cinsaut and Touriga Nacional, fermented with 10% whole bunches, is certainly more forward and easy to drink, with violet and rose petal aromas, slightly jammy fruit and some clove spice and underlying grip. 2019-23'. – Tim Atkin, Special South Africa Report 2017, 93/100

Analysis:
Alc: 13.5% RS 1.6 g/l pH: 3.58 TA: 5.7 g/l
81% Syrah, 11% Grenache and 8% Cinsaut

Grapes are meticulously sourced from a number of altitude and maritime vineyards around the Western Cape farmed by passionate South Africans. The small hand selected parcels of fruit receive much love and attention through the growing season with each vineyard’s unique terroir contributing in its own special way to the blend. In the cellar, minimal intervention and old large format French Oak is combined to ensure that the essence of South African terroir is captured in the wines.

Tasting notes:
'If there is one wine in the Savage range that would have embraced the warm, dry growing conditions of 2016, then it must surely be the Savage red. In 2016, it is comprised of 81% Syrah, 11% Grenache and 8% Cinsaut at 13.5 Abv. Perhaps the most classically proportioned of all the Savage reds, this Syrah dominated blend has a beautifully complex nose of perfumed dried roses, black berry fruits, grilled herbs, cured meats, garrigue, fynbos and dusty granitic minerality.

Very forward and opulent, the 2016's are showing wonderful overt confidence and composure already at this early stage. Indeed the Savage red is often the one specific wine that demands a few extra years in bottle before showing you its full potential. The palate is so fleshy and forward with accessibly soft, harmonious tannins and sleek vibrant acids that elevate the red cranberry and strawberry fruit flavours and highlight the wines impressive palate concentration and depth. This seductive Savage red is going to be a hard one to keep away from your corkscrew! Drink now to 2030+.' – Greg Sherwood MW, 94/100

'Duncan Savage has released his 2016 before his 2015 because the latter is “so tight”. This assemblage of mostly Stellenbsoch Syrah with Grenache, Cinsaut and Touriga Nacional, fermented with 10% whole bunches, is certainly more forward and easy to drink, with violet and rose petal aromas, slightly jammy fruit and some clove spice and underlying grip. 2019-23'. – Tim Atkin, Special South Africa Report 2017, 93/100

Analysis:
Alc: 13.5% RS 1.6 g/l pH: 3.58 TA: 5.7 g/l
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GS 94

Country

ZA

Region

Western Cape

Style

Red

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