One of the finest Cinsaults to come out of the Cape, with a smudge of Syrah, from an old vineyard in Darling. It is simply the prettiest thing - so pretty that it could fool you into drinking now when it's got such capacity for ageing too. So vividly perfumed, all raspberry coulis, turkish delight and soft spice, with a supple, serene palate with much of that same lovely fruit, and a fine, cool mineral backbone.
It's been a decade since Duncan Savage released his first wines under his own label. Back then, he was producing Platter 5 Star wine after 5 star wine for the esteemed Cape Point Vineyards, and cementing himself as the Cape's foremost authority on the Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon variety. Fast forward 10 years, and the secret is certainly out about Duncan's talent. Throughout his time at Cape Point, Duncan grew to understand coastal sites, and has continued to seek out maritime and high elevation sites across the Western Cape which he explores through his range of highly sought-after wines. A keen surfer and CWG member, demand always exceeds supply of his exceptional wines.
FROM THE PRESS
“Raspberry, ruby grapefruit, herbs and slight peppery note on the nose. The palate is lean and fresh with some stalky bite on the finish – a delicate wine. 96 points”Winemag.co.za
“Every vintage that passes sees Duncan fine tuning and refining this wine that always boasts an incredibly perfumed floral bouquet of violets, pressed rose petals and hints of cherry blossom that melt into pronounced notes of earthy lavender, coriander and Turkish delight. The palate is incredibly cool and suave with bright tingling cherry acids, a silky weightless concentration, crystalline wild strawberry and red cherry fruits and the most delicate lacey tannins on the finish. This is a very polished, ethereal, classy effort with so many of the Cinsault characteristics drawing an undeniable resemblance to young, premium Cotes de Beaune Pinot Noir. Approachable on release, but cellar-worthy for at least 10+ years, don’t miss this new release. 95 points.”Greg Sherwood MW