Luddite Saboteur White 2018
By Christian Eedes, 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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