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Savage new releases

The own-label stuff from Cape Point Vineyard’s winemaker Duncan Savage has all the makings of being cult wine – limited releases for which a dedicated group will pay relatively large sums of money. Now in year three, he has added two labels to the collection in the form of a Cinsaut-driven blend and a single-variety [...]

June 10, 2015
by Christian
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Side-project wines

If you were a winery owner, would you let your winemaker have his own label?  Recently a fascinating tasting featuring eight pairs of wines, each pair consisting of a wine made for an employer next to a winemaker’s own-label or side-project offering. The line-up as follows: Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh 2013 and Savage White 2013 [...]

March 17, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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Cape Point Vineyards Noble Late Harvest 2011

Lunch on Friday at the Cape Point Vineyards restaurant where chef Clayton Bell previously of Constantia Uitsig now cooks. During our meal, winemaker Duncan Savage shared some thoughts on Sauvignon Blanc: “It’s is one of the most commercially successful varieties in the world. As such, it’s perceived as boring and let’s face it, tank-fermented Sauvignon [...]

August 26, 2014
by Christian
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Savage White 2013

New releases of Duncan Savage’s own label wines just out. Tasting notes and scores as follows: Savage White 2013 Price: R180 A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, the latter up to 44% from 30% in the case of the 2012. Winemaker Savage is concerned that it is still very tight but I think it’s [...]

June 18, 2014
by Christian
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Savage Red 2011

Cape Point Vineyards winemaker Duncan Savage has launched his own label, to be known simply as Savage Wines. “Savage by name but not savage by nature,” he says. My tasting notes and scores as follows: Savage White 2012 Price: R180 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Semillon. Fermented and matured in 100% French oak (500-litre and 600-litre [...]

April 18, 2013
by Christian
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Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh 2005

On Sunday, a meeting of our social tasting group, the theme of the evening Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends. We tasted blind and here’s how I scored the wines using the 20-point system. 1.= Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh 2005 Slight tertiary character to otherwise shy nose. The palate very much intact with great intensity and bright acidity. [...]

March 20, 2012
by Christian
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Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh 2005, 2006 and 2010

According to Cape Point Vineyards winemaker Duncan Savage, the 2006 vintage of his Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blend Isliedh is a good South African wine, while the 2005 is good world wine, and to prove the point he opened both over lunch yesterday at the Food Barn in Noordhoek. The 2006 is pale green in colour and [...]

July 1, 2011
by Christian
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Topical pic: Cape Point Vineyards Semillon – gone but not forgotten

The single variety bottling of Semillon from Cape Point Vineyards has enjoyed great success at Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show: the 2005 winning the trophy for best in class and the 2003 gold in 2007 (the same year this winery emerged as most successful producer overall); the 2005 a museum trophy last year and the [...]

June 1, 2011
by Christian
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