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Porseleinberg, Syrah 2016

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Notes

The 2016 is exquisite once again and maintains its stature as arguably SA’s greatest Syrah. At 14% alcohol, it’s one of the ripest and most silky of all the Porseleinbergs yet. The serious drought that started in 2016 has led to superb concentration in what was a more difficult vintage compared to the burly and startling 2015. Callie also bought 2 new foudre in his vintage, giving the wine the finest, most elegant tannins yet.

Tasting notes:
'If ever a South African wine tasted of specific place it is Porseleinberg, the Cape’s answer to Cornas in terms of its dense, compact structure, but with a personality that is all its own: wild, savoury and unruly with tannins that can be demanding in their youth. Fermented with 100% whole bunches and aged in a combination of concrete eggs and foudres, it’s ripe, but not overly so, with notes of garrigue and tangerine and a stony, compact finish. 2022-35.' – Tim Atkin, SA Special Report 2018, 95/100

'It is deep purple towards black in colour and medium to full-bodied. The nose shows beautiful florals, black pepper, roast meat and wet earth. It really reminds one of the masculine and traditional wines of Cornas, rather than those of Côte-Rôtie or Hermitage. The palate is elegantly built, yet broad-shouldered and powerfully deep. Exotic and concentrated, the red and black berries dance on the palate and follow through to dried herbs and a mineral core. The tannins are loaded with dark fruit and carry remarkable complexity and length. The more succulent 2016 will drink well before the tannic 2015 and will age well for 2 decades. It is a must-have Swartland Syrah.' – Roland Peens

The 2016 is exquisite once again and maintains its stature as arguably SA’s greatest Syrah. At 14% alcohol, it’s one of the ripest and most silky of all the Porseleinbergs yet. The serious drought that started in 2016 has led to superb concentration in what was a more difficult vintage compared to the burly and startling 2015. Callie also bought 2 new foudre in his vintage, giving the wine the finest, most elegant tannins yet.

Tasting notes:
'If ever a South African wine tasted of specific place it is Porseleinberg, the Cape’s answer to Cornas in terms of its dense, compact structure, but with a personality that is all its own: wild, savoury and unruly with tannins that can be demanding in their youth. Fermented with 100% whole bunches and aged in a combination of concrete eggs and foudres, it’s ripe, but not overly so, with notes of garrigue and tangerine and a stony, compact finish. 2022-35.' – Tim Atkin, SA Special Report 2018, 95/100

'It is deep purple towards black in colour and medium to full-bodied. The nose shows beautiful florals, black pepper, roast meat and wet earth. It really reminds one of the masculine and traditional wines of Cornas, rather than those of Côte-Rôtie or Hermitage. The palate is elegantly built, yet broad-shouldered and powerfully deep. Exotic and concentrated, the red and black berries dance on the palate and follow through to dried herbs and a mineral core. The tannins are loaded with dark fruit and carry remarkable complexity and length. The more succulent 2016 will drink well before the tannic 2015 and will age well for 2 decades. It is a must-have Swartland Syrah.' – Roland Peens

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Country

ZA

Region

Swartland

Style

Red

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