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.

Case, 12 Bottles
From a client
1 available


  • Region & country
    Swartland, Coastal Region, South Africa
  • Grape
  • Maturity
    Young 2023 - 2045
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
2018 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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