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Savage Red Blend 2016

 
Country: South africa
Region: Western cape
Type: Red
Producer: Savage
Grape: Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah
Bottle Size: 75cl
Vintage: 2016
Alcohol: 13.5%

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Released September 2017 along with the white and Follow the Line - "perhaps the most classically proportioned of all Savage Reds."


Tasting Notes

81% Syrah, 11% Grenache, 8% Cinsault, carefully selected "with love" from vineyards at altitude and with cloxe proximity to the coast. 2016 was a dry, hot vintage, and this little number has done exceptionally well with the challenging conditions.


Press Note:

Greg Sherwood MW, 94/100: "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+." Christian - Winemag August 2017, 94/100 "81% Syrah, 11% Grenache, 8% Cinsaut (the 2016 released ahead of the 2015 as Savage feels the latter is currently a bit awkward). The nose is initially quite brooding with notes of earth, cured meat and black olive to go with red and black fruit but opens up to reveal pretty notes of flowers and herbs. The palate displays excellent fruit concentration, moderate acidity and tannins which are none too grippy. Has a certain forcefulness about it despite a relatively modest alcohol of 13.5%.

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