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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Savage Wines

Region:

South Africa

Appellation:

Western Cape

Grape Blend:

Syrah | Grenache | Cinsault | Touriga Nacional

Savage Red, 2015

6x75cl £125.00

3 cases

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Tasting Note:

Savage Red 2015, one of the two original Duncan Savage wines, is, some will say, sadly, the last release in this style. 2016 was released ahead of the 2015 as it was more approachable whereas 2015 is a more serious complex vintage that needed more time. A blend of Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault and Touriga Nacional, it is designated as Wine of Origin (WO) Western Cape, to reflect the wine’s original foundations as a multi-regional blend. In 2015 the vineyards are all of Coastal Origin but from 2017 the Savage Red will become a 100% Stellenbosch Syrah from classic, decomposed Granite soils, and the other components will be separated out. More on that in the years to come, but first, the 2015 is a very fine way to bow out and lovers of fine South African wine will be sorry to see this wine come to an end. Fermented with 50% whole bunches the nose offers up very pure, graphite tinged silky red and black fruit, with white spices, a hint of camphor and fresh blueberries. Savoury, dry earth and cumin seeds bring this delicious, medium bodied wine to a close.

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