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Country of Origin & Region


South Africa, Walker Bay


Luddite Saboteur 2014

90 pts Vinous/Tanzer

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

90 pts Vinous/Tanzer
Bright red-ruby. A bit more peppery and savory on the nose than the 2015 vintage, with an element of woodsmoke. Suaver and livelier if a bit less plush than the 2015, with a fine-grained texture, lovely saline restraint, firm but smooth tannins and excellent length. Less liqueur-like, but with plenty of energy and definition. This is probably best for earlier drinking.

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, 19% Mourvedre, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Chemical Analysis




Alcohol: 14.5%
Total Acid: 6.06g/l
Residual Sugar: 3.43g/l
Free/Total Sulfur: 20ppm



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