Savage Wines Savage Red 2014
- Rated 4.5 stars
- Western Cape
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: September 19, 2017
- Last modified: September 19, 2017
Duncan Savage is one of the unofficial/official leaders of the Zoo Biscuits collective, and he seeks and sources vineyards from around the Cape for his namesake wines. The 2014 Savage Red is predominantly Syrah, with the balance Grenache, Cinsault and — singularly — Touriga Nacional. Fragrant, peppery raspberry, plums and ripe cherry is freshened with brisk acidity, livening the juicy palate. The whole is framed with hugging, sapid tannins, up to the lingering violets on the stony finish. The Touriga gives this wine a slight brooding curve, underlying the bright, peppery Cinsault and Syrah. Drinking beautifully now, and a great example of what an authentic "red blend" from South Africa can be.