Savage White 2013

June 18, 2014
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
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Rock 'n roll.

Rock ‘n roll.

New releases of Duncan Savage’s own label wines just out. Tasting notes and scores as follows:

Savage White 2013
Price: R180
A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, the latter up to 44% from 30% in the case of the 2012. Winemaker Savage is concerned that it is still very tight but I think it’s already showing wonderfully. Lime, tangerine, peach, blackcurrant and some white pepper in the background. Lovely creamy texture offset by zingy acidity. Really characterful with concentrated fruit but also some leesy funkiness.

Score: 93/100.

Savage Red 2012
Price: R180
A Rhône-style blend which includes Mourvèdre in addition to the Shiraz, Grenache and Cinsaut that the 2011 had. Very aromatic on the nose – red and black fruit, fynbos, spice and a touch of earthiness. The palate is nicely fruit driven with moderate acidity and rather soft tannins. Very approachable if a bit short of detail. Lacks the precision and poise of 2011.

Score: 89/100.

Previous vintages reviewed here.

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