2017 Porseleinberg Syrah, Swartland

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 info
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£57.50

Wine details

  • Region & country
    Swartland, Coastal Region, South Africa
  • Maturity
    Ready 2022 - 2040info
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14%

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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