2017 Syrah Porseleinberg Swartland


Category: 14%, Boekenhoutskloof, fine-wine, red, Shiraz, south-africa, Swartland, wine, £30-plus

“Has any brand in South Africa achieved quite so much as Porseleinberg in less than a decade? This is the best vintage yet from this steep, brutal, extreme schist-rich site and that's saying a good deal. Big, bold and intense, with incredible, almost feral intensity, incense, tar and black pepper aromas and layers of inky dark fruit. A stunning wine from a stunning site, made by a gem of a winemaker. 2022-35 ”

98 Points - Tim Atkin South Africa Special Report 2019

“The 2017 Porseleinberg has a compelling bouquet of blackberry, fynbos, Provençal herbs and veins of blue fruit, all showing stunning delineation and composure. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins and pure blackberry and raspberry fruit laced with thyme, sage and white pepper. This is utterly refined and intense yet sophisticated. A quite stunning wine.”

97 Points - Neil Martin Vinous 2019

“Syrah from a special site, wholebunch fermented/12 months large old oak & concrete‘eggs’. Unshowy, this is about intrinsic class & style. Plush fruit, deeply perfumed; like 2016, musculature for long ageing yet lithe, with succulence, polish.”

94 Points - Platter’s South African Wine Guide 2020

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