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Savage Wines


South Africa


Western Cape

Grape Blend:

Grenache | Syrah | Cinsault

Thief in the Night, Grenache, 2017

6x75cl £125.00

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Tasting Note:

Predominantly 42 year old Grenache with a little Syrah and Cinsault co-fermented. Sourced from the high altitude Soldaart vineyard in Piekenierskloof north of the Swartland in the Olifants River region and shared with Eben Sadie. As of 2018 the components will be fermented separately. 2017 is the first vintage, before then it was blended in to Savage Red and Follow the Line. Going forward production will be just one foudre but luckily in 2017 Duncan bottled just under 7,000 bottles. Lovely red fruit texture with more tannins and freshness coming from the 70% whole bunch fermentation, but the profile is still one of polished silky red fruit red cherry and scented strawberries. Hints of spice and damson on the finish with a gently gripping structure adds an extra dimension to the wine and sets this excellent debut on course for five to ten years of graceful aging. Such quality at this price is remarkable, happily the 2017 can be enjoyed with free abandon!

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