Thief in the Night 2020
94 points, “This fabulous Grenache-based blend is one of Duncan’s ongoing passion projects and now in its fourth vintage is starting to show a committed consumer following… There is a real confidence to the wine and a strong sense of terroir accentuated by Duncan’s deft winemaking acumen. Rhône lovers are going to love this release.” – Greg Sherwood MW
“Duncan Savage thinks he hasn’t hit his full potential yet. Heaven help his rivals when he does.” – Tim Atkin MW
Thief in the Night 2020 is a Rhône-style blend with a South African twist, comprising Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah from dry-farmed bush vines in Piekenierskloof. The grapes were all co-fermented and then aged in a single large oak vat for almost a year. What emerges from that 3400-litre foudre is a crystal-clear red that shines like a ruby. We can only describe it as rakish – undeniably dashing, but with a mischievous character and bags of swagger. There’s something foresty about it; autumn leaves, hedgerows, pine sap, herbes de Provence, and petrichor. Layered on top of that are black cherries, redcurrants, blackberries, pomegranate, black olive and a seasoning of salt and pepper. Sip this alongside winter’s comfort food and roasts, if you can grab one before it gets pinched by Savage Wines’ adoring fans. Watch out because they're as swift as a thief in the night.
Having spent 11 years working at Cape Point Vineyards, a five-star-rated winery according to Platter’s Wine Guide, and having thoroughly mastered maritime and high-altitude winemaking, Duncan Savage fulfilled his dream of creating his very own wines when he released his maiden 2011 Red and 2012 White. The quality of those wines rocketed this young talent into the spotlight, and they’ve been a favourite at Harvey Nichols ever since. After moving into a new urban winery in Salt River, Cape Town, the strength of Savage Wines range has soared, and these cult South African wines often sell out on release.
£4.27 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3736321
Style No.: 885344
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