Along with the Freedom Hill bottling, the Savoya is the wine of the vintage for Ken Wright. A beautifully-crafted mix of brambly berry, thistle and herb, this textural and detailed effort keeps developing added complexity as it rolls across the palate. Blackberry, black cherry, and hints of truffle infuse the complex, deliciously satisfying finish.
Pomegranate and raspberry fruit are highlighted with sharp scents of orange flesh and peel. The buoyant acidity and overall tightness suggest that this will continue to evolve and improve over the next several years. It’s lightly spiced with a well-managed touch of new oak.
There is just the slightest whiff of barnyard here, delicate enough to be a feature rather than a flaw. Baking spices, tanned leather, and pretty red fruits mingle seamlessly through a satisfying mid palate. Perhaps it’s just an early phase, but for the moment it fades rather quickly.
The Savoya Pinot Noir displays excellent concentration and grip and its raspberry/cherry fruit gives it a tart, racy flair. There’s an herbal edge to the tannins, but overall this is very well crafted, balanced and built for medium-term cellaring.