2013 Savage Red Blend Western Cape

SKU #1225795 Jancis Robinson

 Light ruby. Dusty nose. Real whole-bunch influence with lots of freshness. Bone-dry end. Drink 2016-2020.  (9/2015)

K&L Notes

Winemaker's Notes: "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. The flagship Savage red 2013 is a blend of 67% Syrah, 12% Cinsaut, 12% Grenache and 9% Touriga Nacional, with a cool 13 degrees alcohol. The colour is bright translucent cherry ruby red. The nose is lifted, perfumed and aromatic showing blood oranges, white blossom, raspberry coulis, sandalwood and lush red current and small red forest berry fruits. Multidimensional and multi-layered, this wine has all the complexity of a Grand Vin. Dusty stalky spice notes, wet river pebbles, strawberry Bon Bons and red cherry skin spice. The palate does not shout, it whispers its complexity confidently, with ultra-soft, elegant, palate balance, sweet peppery red berry fruit concentration, strawberry compote, and suave textural precision. This wine represents a master class in the art of blending, being impossible to tell where one variety ends and another starts. The whole is definitely greater than the sum of its parts."

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By: Ryan Woodhouse | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/9/2015 | Send Email
I was excited to get the new Savage Red on the shelves and while it doesn't have the big 95 point Parker score (yet) that the previous vintage did it's every bit as special. The nose is wonderfully exotic with sweet spices, dusty floral notes, macerated raspberries, bramble, a lovely gamey, hedgerow character that is lovely but quite hard to pin down. It wine is juicy and flowing on the palate, lots of energy, supple fruit weight, a very polished texture and granite mineral underpinning. Concludes with red fruit, baking spice and mineral tinges drawn out long on the palate. Stunning wine, Don't miss it.

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Other Red Wines

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South Africa

- Now that it has adopted a multi-racial attitude, and now that the world has embraced its government and its exports, South Africa has become a major wine producer. Unfortunately, South Africa has had a difficult time joining the ranks of competitive winemaking countries. During the anti-apartheid sanctions in the 1980s, South African wine was dealt the huge blow when it was removed from the international market, and for political reasons it was quite difficult for wine producers to market wine to the black majority. Things are finally looking up for the wine industry here, and quality has never been higher. South Africa produces a grape cloned from Pinot Noir and Cinsault, called Pinotage, which is the country's unique varietal. Chenin Blanc (known as Steen) makes up one-third of its vines. Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Shiraz are becoming increasingly popular as are Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Click for a list of bestselling items from South Africa.
Alcohol Content (%): 13