Vinen laves nu på den meget lille vingård på Porselein Mountain. Der anvendes vildgær og men vinificerer ikke i nye, franske egetræsfade (barriques), men kun i de banebrydende nye æggeformede cementtanke og meget store (2500 liter) egefade, for at bevare fokus på den unikke frugt fra de vindomsuste marker. Resultatet er en meget mørkerød vin, en stor bouquet af sort, moden frugt med masser af krydderi, en kopleks, knitrende sort Syrah med stor dybde og intensitet. Det er svært ikke at tænke Côte- Rôtie, når man smager denne vin
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The nose of the 2016 Syrah is dark and spiced with a rocky mineral expression. The palate is grippy dense and tannic with chewy edges, showing baked earth and black pepper tones. This Syrah can be unforgiving with its rigid and grainy tannins. The mid-palate shows that this wine either needs food or time. The finish is long, textural and grainy, showing a sticky mineral. I do believe that the tannic nature of this wine can be better managed. The whole bunch fermentation in concrete vats may have taken this wine too far. Only time will tell, yet it still has all of the intangibles of a complex and dynamic wine. Yes, it's a nice wine but clearly needs food when enjoyed young, or it needs to go in your cellar for maturing so the tannin structure may settle down. 12,000 bottles were made. 2022-2034.
Winery of the Year.
(14%) 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.
The 2016 Syrah was "a hell of a challenge," according to winemaker Callie Louw, but he produced an absolutely stunning wine, despite the parched vines suffering half the amount of rainfall. The wine was matured in 70% foudres and 30% concrete eggs. This was the first year the alcohol level breached 14.0%. The very expressive bouquet, more vivid than the 2015, features blackberry, bilberry, a touch of raspberry, cracked black pepper and just a faint hint of charcoal. This is a very cerebral Porseleinberg. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, outstanding structure, broody black fruit and gentle grip, and the schist soils are very expressive on a finish that feels fresh but extremely complex. 2021 - 2038.
Ripe and inviting, with warm plum sauce and raspberry pâte de fruit notes wrapped in red licorice and roasted vanilla details. A sanguine streak contrasts with the fruit and enlivens the finish. Youthfully compact, but this displays serious latent length. Syrah. Best from 2020 through 2029.
Boekenhoutskloof er en anerkendt 100P producent, der gentagende gange har vundet international hæder blandt de kendte vinskribenter bla. Robert Parker.