Luddite Saboteur White 2018

By , 6 September 2019




What the Saboteur White from Luddite in Bot River has tended to lack in finesse, it makes up for in personality and the new 2018 is no different. A blend of Chenin Blanc, Viognier and wooded Sauvignon Blanc, the nose shows lots of flinty, smoky reduction, this character somehow quite winning, before lemon, naartjie, orange and some waxiness. The palate meanwhile is rich and thick textured (despite an alcohol of just 12.5%) but equally, there’s no shortage of verve and the wine is super-flavourful. Nothing subtle but so delicious! Approximate retail price: R175 a bottle.

Editor’s rating: 93/100.

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    jonnie | 9 September 2019

    Hi Christian, I found this wine really quite challenging for the strong aromas of onion skin. You make no mention of that in the profile. Do you think perhaps my bottle was faulty?

      Christian Eedes | 9 September 2019

      Hi Jonnie, This wine is definitely not middle of the road so some slightly unusual aromas and flavours can be expected but “onion” character is often a precursor of oxidation and I’d therefore be inclined to try another bottle.

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