Mike Bennie of Winefront has dipped his creative nib in the ink with respect to our 2016 Shiraz.
"Savaterre’s wines stand out of the crowd for a multitude of reasons, and constantly keep me interested to see how they will emerge each year. Here’s another curve ball. It’s got a lot going on in it’s slender frame, but it is a lighter, thinner wine than expected, with some serious zing to herbal-amaro-like acidity and a rasp of ferrous, gamey character running through the wine. It sets off with sour cherry, game meat and wet pavement scents. The palate on edge with sour cherry flavours, cranberry tang, that forest floor-iron filings character dragging through the wine and finishing it firm and dusty.“
This is such a aromatic floral wine with underlying forest berries and fresh earthy aromas. It just leaps out of the glass and continues to grow. You must decant this wine well ahead of time to see it in its entirety.
There is a wonderful freshness and precision on the palate. sweet spice, morello cherry, violets and black raspberry fruit. A voluptuous medium to full-bodied wine with striking minerality.
Fine grain tannins and sinew ensure a long future of textural pleasure.
A seamless palate and silky texture keeps you intrigued. A serious,complete, balanced and concentrated wine. So elegant and effortless.
In my opinion best enjoyed in 4-15 years.