2015 Porseleinberg Syrah, Swartland

A nose of crushed stones, violets, and dancing cherry fruit gives a hint of the complexity and intensity to come. The palate is broad and textured, but with a fine thread of acidity keeping it incredibly light on its feet, leading onto an unfurling, expressive finish. This shouldn’t just be seen in the context of South African wines, but in the context of the greatest wines in the world. It’s a pantheon in which it absolutely belongs.

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  • Region & country
    Swartland, Coastal Region, South Africa
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2035
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  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2015 Porseleinberg Syrah, Swartland

Porseleinberg is a small estate in Swartland owned by the Boekenhoutskloof estate, although run entirely independently. The estate’s focus is Syrah, supported by other Rhône varieties. Winemaking is as natural as possible, with only natural yeasts and minimal intervention. Winemaker and estate manager Callie Louw would always rather be in the vines than in the cellar, but he's also a gifted winemaker, and their Syrah is often likened to top examples of Cornas.

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