Duncan Savage Follow the Line Western Cape 2018

Rhone Blends - Red from Swartland, Western Cape, South Africa
TA 94
WS 93
V 93
13.0% ABV
Item # 338430

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750ml
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94 points Tim Atkin, MW: "'The story is the parcel,' says Duncan Savage about this superb Darling Cinsault blended with 11% Syrah. With 50% whole bunches adding extra texture and perfume, this is a superb, rose petal, cherry stone and raspberry-like red with understated oak, fine tannins and superb palate length. 2021-28. (2019)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "A silky red, with distinctive minerality, light tannins and bright acidity that combine to create a backbone behind the flavors of rose hip and hibiscus, revealing a hint of white pepper and a light savory herb edge. Harmonious and graceful, this shows good range and depth. Drink now through 2028. 733 cases made, 30 cases imported. (4/30/20)"

93 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "[$45 list] The 2018 Follow The Line is mainly Syrah with 14% Cinsault and includes 50% whole-bunch fruit. It has a detailed, tertiary nose of brambly red berry fruit infused with hints of morel. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, fine acidity, a gentle, caressing texture and a saline, slightly savory finish that is understated but persistent. Follow this wine. Drink: 2022-2040. (Nov 2019)"
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94 points Tim Atkin, MW: "'The story is the parcel,' says Duncan Savage about this superb Darling Cinsault blended with 11% Syrah. With 50% whole bunches adding extra texture and perfume, this is a superb, rose petal, cherry stone and raspberry-like red with understated oak, fine tannins and superb palate length. 2021-28. (2019)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "A silky red, with distinctive minerality, light tannins and bright acidity that combine to create a backbone behind the flavors of rose hip and hibiscus, revealing a hint of white pepper and a light savory herb edge. Harmonious and graceful, this shows good range and depth. Drink now through 2028. 733 cases made, 30 cases imported. (4/30/20)"

93 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "[$45 list] The 2018 Follow The Line is mainly Syrah with 14% Cinsault and includes 50% whole-bunch fruit. It has a detailed, tertiary nose of brambly red berry fruit infused with hints of morel. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, fine acidity, a gentle, caressing texture and a saline, slightly savory finish that is understated but persistent. Follow this wine. Drink: 2022-2040. (Nov 2019)"
Product SKU 338430
Producer Duncan Savage
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
SubRegion Swartland
Varietal Rhone Blends - Red
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 89% Cinsault, 11% Syrah
ABV 13.0%
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