2017 Porseleinberg Syrah, Swartland

Notes of iron oxide, deep cherries, and tons of graphite, this is as pure and expressive as Syrah gets. Notes of violets on the palate, with a fine thread of acidity, and such refined tannins. Simply brilliant.

Critic score
98/100
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Bottle
En primeur
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£56.68
Case, 12 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£680.16

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Maturity
    Young 2022 - 2040
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%
2017 Porseleinberg Syrah, Swartland

TASTING NOTES

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.

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (September 2019)
98/100

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.

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (September 2019)
98/100

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