Rhône theme

Online-Only Auction, 14 - 21 February 2022

Rhône theme

Sold for

ZAR 6 449
Lot 46
  • Savage; Red; 2012; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 5 000 - 7 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 6 449

About this Item

2012 Red
6 (1 x 6) 750ml

Duncan Savage, a trailblazing winemaker, produces some of SA’s most sought-after wines. They are something of a contradiction; ‘savage’ in their essence of minimal intervention winemaking, but utterly sophisticated in their elegance, drinkability and poise. Every year his following grows, with some of these wines reaching a cult-like status. He sources grapes from across the Western Cape winelands and his cellars are based in Salt River.

Critics Ratings

'Southern Rhone in styling, 11’s Shiraz/Syrah (62%), Grenache, Cinsaut trio is joined by Mourvédre in subtle harmony for 12. Intense wafts of aromatic spiciness mingle with piercing bramble, black cherry & plum. Delicious now & for many years.  – Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2015, 4.5*

‘The 2012 Red is a blend of 62% Syrah, 14% Grenache, 12% Mourvedre and 12% Cinsault with 40% whole cluster fruit. The nose is reticent at first but repays coaxing with delicate red cherry, red plum and boysenberry scents with hints of white pepper and wild fennel developing with continued aeration. The palate is very well balanced with crisp tannins. You are immediately taken, or perhaps smitten by the supremely well-judged acidity and outstanding focus. It gently builds to a damson and licorice-tinged finish that would put many a Cornas vigneron to shame. It is almost embarrassing just how good this is.’ – Neal Martin, Wine Advocate 96/100 - Tasted 2013

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client

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