Savage ‘Girl Next Door’ Syrah 2020

A Syrah from a small coastal vineyard in Hout Bay, South Africa. A dark burgundy colour in the glass, with a generous bouquet, filled equally with savoury, floral and ripe fruit aromas. Smoked meat, sour cherry, blackberry, graphite, black pepper, root beer, sumac and violets. Medium-bodied and fine on the palate, the ripe fruit starts to come forward, on a swell of tart acidity. Still with a lightness of touch, the core shows itself with powdery tannin – just a hint of grip and minerality flexes some muscle. Although nimble and energetic through the palate, there is also depth, silky texture and the dry finish is quite elegant. 95pts

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