2017 Savage Red, Western Cape

Duncan’s best red yet, this has such richness of fruit, yet remains so elegant and finessed. The tannins melt in the mouth, with mouth-watering acidity, and beautiful notes of mulberry and a slight herbal edge. Simply brilliant.

Critic score
96/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£28.48
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£170.88

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Grape
    Shiraz/Syrah
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2032
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%
2017 Savage Red, Western Cape

TASTING NOTES

The Savage Red is now a varietal Syrah for the first time, having previously been a cuvée of different grapes. Sourced from granite soils and grown biodynamically, it's wonderfully intense, peppery red with real grace, precision and complexity, fresh acidity and just a hint of oak.

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (September 2019)
96/100