2021 Porseleinberg Syrah, Boekenhoutskloof, Swartland

2021 Porseleinberg Syrah, Boekenhoutskloof, Swartland

The 2021 Porseleinberg is remarkable. Intense and structured, with notes of tapenade and of white pepper, it's the structure that is particularly impressive. Notes of wild flowers and a core of dark fruit hold the wine together, while the minerality on the finish points to a very long future ahead.

Critic score
99/100 info
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Case, 12 Bottles
In stock
£588.00
Bottle
In stock
£49.00

Wine details

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Grape
    Shiraz/Syrah
  • Maturity
    Young 2027 - 2049info
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%

Tasting notes

Given its consistently outstanding quality, it’s easy to forget that the average age of Porseleinberg's 14 hectares of vineyards is only seven years' old. Showing what Callie Louw calls a "little more crunch" in 2021, this is a Syrah with time on its side. Wild herb aromas of sage, oregano and rosemary introduce you to a palate that's dense yet refined, with lots of whole bunch spice and structure, negligible oak influence, detailed, layered tannins, some underlying grip and layers of dark berry fruit. One of the world's great reds from a very special site. 2025-32

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (September 2023)
99/100

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