Savage Are we There Yet 2020
PRODUCER: Duncan Savage is a very talented winemaker who's reputation was made at Cape Point where he has been making very serious wines for years. 'Savage' is his own venture where he discovers fascinating plots of great fruit and makes blends, each year slightly different, depending what he finds and cannot resist.
WINEMAKING: Something a little different but brilliant if you like plush juicy fruit balanced by chewy tannins. A 50/50 blend of Touriga Nacional and Syrah sourced from another of our producers, Sijnn in Malgas. If you have never heard of Malgas before, it’s a hidden gem on the south coast about 3 hours drive from Cape Town (hence the name of this one) that is quickly developing an outstanding reputation in the wine world. While Touriga Nacional is traditionally used for port in Portugal, we love the bold tannin and black berry fruit it brings to this blend.
TASTING NOTE: The aromatics are seductively dark and alluring with exotic notes of salty black currant, blueberry, black cherry and black liquorice. Wonderfully opulent and expressive, the 2020 reveals a deliciously fleshy, creamy palate with a truly seamless texture, sweet plump velvety tannins and a long saline, maritime tinged crème de cassis finish.