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"We pick the vintage," says Callie Louw, whose 2020 Porseleinberg is the second lightest in alcohol he's ever made at 13.6%. Fermented with 100% whole bunches using the submerged cap technique that transformed the wine in 2018, this is another scented, seamless stunner from Callie Louw. Aged in large foudres and 5% concrete eggs, it's a spicy, sappy, hauntingly elegant Syrah from a brutal site, with kelp, rose petal and fynbos aromas, juicy bramble and red berry fruit, fine tannins and a wonderful sense of energy. 2024-32
98 Points - Tim Atkin South Africa Special Report
The 2020 Porseleinberg is aged for 12 months in foudres, blended in concrete and then aged 16 months in bottle. It is very fragrant on the nose with black fruit, white pepper, fennel and hints of lavender, not unlike a mature Jamet in style. The palate is medium-bodied with a light and peppery entry, beautifully proportioned with fine tannins. Old World in style, very focused, it gently builds momentum to a bewitchingly complex Porseleinberg that will give 20-30 years drinking pleasure. Divine. Drink 2024 - 2045. 97 points. Neal Martin, Vinous
The 2020 Porseleinberg grapes were hand-picked and crushed as whole bunches into concrete fermentation tanks with the cap submerged. Minimal pump-overs were performed with the submerged cap, and the ferments ran cool and dry within ten days. Maturation took place over 12 months in 90% foudre & 10% concrete egg. 2020 vintage is a clean-fruit forward vintage with pure red and black fruit on the palate. The tannins seem softer up front with the bigger berries, but the signature grainy grip still lingers on a savoury and spicy finish. This 2020 appears to be an earlier drinking vintage compared to previous vintages.
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