Savage Wines Girl Next Door 2020
TASTING NOTE by Greg Sherwood MW:
Grapes from one of the saltiest, windswept 0.38 hectares of organic Syrah vines near Fish Hoek in Cape Town. These 15-year-old trellised vines on sandy gravel soils were originally planted for ornamental purposes.
The 2020 vintage once again sees a 50% whole cluster portion included in the natural fermentation. Initially delicately savoury and perfumed, the aromatics are fairly restrained showing notes of lavender, cured bresaola, hints of iron, graphite and piquant plummy blackberry spice.
The palate texture is incredibly elegant and fine boned, showing light touch winemaking, silky soft dry powdery tannins and a smooth, cool, classical finish revealing blackberry fruits, black peppercorns and a gentle maritime salinity.
A very fine, supple, complete expression of Syrah. Drink now and over the next 8 to 10+ years.