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South Africa, Walker Bay region

Luddite

Luddite Saboteur 2015

89 pts Vinous/Tanzer - Dark berry liqueur, licorice, violet, black pepper and sexy.

Tasting Notes

Dark garnet in appearance with plummy red edges. Nose: Spice jumps out of the glass, baked plums, dark cherry and savoury wood. Palate: Rich and decadent. Dark fruit, plums and black cherries. Great balance to mid palate with hints of saltiness and a juicy, long, well balanced finish.

Awards, Reviews and other Notes

89 pts Vinous/Tanzer
(14.7% alcohol; aged in 95% French oak, 50% new, for one year): Medium red-ruby. Dark berry liqueur, licorice, violet, black pepper and sexy, exotic oak tones on the nose. Bright, very ripe and rich, with slightly warm red and darker berry, violet and exotic, mellow oak notes currently dominating the palate. Plush and nicely filled in, with immediate appeal but plenty of structure to last. The tannins are plush and velvety but firm.

Winemaker Notes

Both the Cabernet Sauvignon and Mourvédre were fermented in small batches in open bins with regular hand punching down. The smaller batches were pressed directly into barrel and allowed to mature with some fermentation lees. We also did malolactic fermentation in barrel which gave us fuller mouth feel and structure.
After malolactic fermentation the wine was racked and returned to barrel for a further 24 months.
During the blending process great care was taken to follow the house style of Saboteur, which is increasingly building up a huge following, i.e. bold fruit, good spice and soft tannins. This year the blend ended up comprising of 77% Shiraz, 11% Mourvedre, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc.


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Wine Spec Sheet

858441006330

Alcohol: 14.5%
pH: 3.43
Total Acidity: 6.06 g/L
Residual Sugar: 3.43 g/L
Free/Total Sulfur: 20 ppm

Hi Res Label

Red Blend

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