2018 Porseleinberg Syrah, Swartland

With softer, slower extraction than previous vintages, Callie Louw has taken what was already a spectacular wine and lifted it to an even higher level. There’s violets and pomegranate on the nose, with an intense and silky palate, and a wonderfully intense and concentrated palate of ripe cherries and a hint of blood orange. The finish is long and savoury, and so complex. Astonishingly good Syrah.

Pricing
Case, 12 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£1,056.00

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Swartland, Coastal Region, South Africa
  • Grape
    Shiraz/Syrah
  • Maturity
    Young 2023 - 2045
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%
2018 Porseleinberg Syrah, Swartland
Porseleinberg

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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