Savage Are We There Yet? 2016

From Touriga Nacional, this is a new wine from Duncan Savage, the grapes largely sourced from David Trafford’s Malgas project. On the nose, dark fruit, earth, spice plus a vague floral note in the background.  Relatively rich on the palate with moderate acidity and not too tannic on the finish. Lots of hipster appeal. Approximate […]

September 6, 2017
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Savage Follow the Line 2016

If Duncan Savage’s Red 2016 is characterized by reined-in power (see here), then Follow the Line is something of an alter-ego, the key characteristics being lightness and freshness. A blend of 41% Cinsaut, 35% Grenache and 24% Syrah, it shows red and black fruit, white pepper and fynbos on the nose. It’s fruit-forward in the […]

September 5, 2017
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Savage new releases

Duncan Savage, now operating out of the Salt River premises previously owned by Tim Martin of the now defunct Tim Martin Wines, recently released new vintages. Tasting notes and ratings as follows: Savage White 2016 Wine Cellar price: R235 54% Sauvignon Blanc, 29% Semillon, 17% Chenin Blanc. A wonderfully expressive nose display the merest hint […]

August 15, 2017
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Savage Red 2014

And so Duncan Savage, previously winemaker at Cape Point Vineyards, has gone on his own with nothing to fall back on but his wits and guile. Luckily, his new releases are as accomplished as ever. Tasting notes and scores as follows: Savage White 2015 Wine Cellar price: R195 44% Sauvignon Blanc, 36% Semillon, 11% Clairette […]

June 20, 2016
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Tim James: Against silly wine names

Has anyone else noticed the rash of silly phrases being given as names to wines? Blankbottle’s “Confessions of a White Glove Chaser” (a cabernet) is one of the most egregious examples. Sadly, I suspect we’re just at the beginning of a bizarre, artificial and irritating trend. In dear old classic Europe, the largest word on […]

September 14, 2015
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