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Porseleinberg, Swartland 2017

Red Wine from South Africa
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100% syrah, 100% whole-bunch fermented, and made with a sensitive hand in the cellar to produce a fine and fragrant, peppery expression of the grape. The 2017 shows roasted coffee and spice notes and great density, but with the finest of tannins and great length.
Price: £59.00 Bottle
Price: £708.00 Case of 12
In Stock
Code: SA16191

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Full-bodied
  • Syrah/Shiraz
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2029
  • 14% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Cork, natural

Boekenhoutskloof

One of the loveliest old farms in the Western Cape, Boekenhoutskloof lies at the edge of the valley in Franschhoek. The name means ‘ravine of the Boekenhout’, a local tree that is famed for its furniture. Indeed, Boekenhoutskloof’s super-elegant, iconic labels depict some of the handsome antique chairs which can still be seen in the old homestead, and represent the seven directors of whom Cellarmaster Marc Kent is one.

Although the estate was established in 1776, it was properly restored and its vineyards planted in 1993, with vines now consisting of syrah, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, grenache, semillon and viognier.

Marc Kent, a maverick spirit, has long been a pioneering figure in the South African wine industry; he was the first to put Cape syrah on the fine wine map with his now legendary 1997 vintage of Boekenhoutskloof Syrah. Under his quiet but determined leadership, Boekenhoutskloof has since become one of the leading names in South Africa, regularly winning awards for its wines. It has excelled in making not only fine wine but also overseeing the success of several well-respected Brands, namely Porcupine Ridge and The Wolftrap.

Having recently invested in new land in the Swartland (Porseleinberg), Boekenhoutskloof is showing its increased commitment to this area of the Cape which has produced much of the fruit for its range of wines, few of which are in fact made from Franschhoek fruit. The future looks set fair too, with the move of winemaker Gottfried...
One of the loveliest old farms in the Western Cape, Boekenhoutskloof lies at the edge of the valley in Franschhoek. The name means ‘ravine of the Boekenhout’, a local tree that is famed for its furniture. Indeed, Boekenhoutskloof’s super-elegant, iconic labels depict some of the handsome antique chairs which can still be seen in the old homestead, and represent the seven directors of whom Cellarmaster Marc Kent is one.

Although the estate was established in 1776, it was properly restored and its vineyards planted in 1993, with vines now consisting of syrah, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, grenache, semillon and viognier.

Marc Kent, a maverick spirit, has long been a pioneering figure in the South African wine industry; he was the first to put Cape syrah on the fine wine map with his now legendary 1997 vintage of Boekenhoutskloof Syrah. Under his quiet but determined leadership, Boekenhoutskloof has since become one of the leading names in South Africa, regularly winning awards for its wines. It has excelled in making not only fine wine but also overseeing the success of several well-respected Brands, namely Porcupine Ridge and The Wolftrap.

Having recently invested in new land in the Swartland (Porseleinberg), Boekenhoutskloof is showing its increased commitment to this area of the Cape which has produced much of the fruit for its range of wines, few of which are in fact made from Franschhoek fruit. The future looks set fair too, with the move of winemaker Gottfried Mocke from Cape Chamonix to Boekenhoutskloof to join his old friend Marc Kent in 2015.
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decanter.com

Part of a mini-vertical offered by The Wine Society, this expression of shiraz is so savoury, poised and crystalline. Expressive and lifted, with vibrant aromas of plum, cherry and dried herbs. The palate ...
Part of a mini-vertical offered by The Wine Society, this expression of shiraz is so savoury, poised and crystalline. Expressive and lifted, with vibrant aromas of plum, cherry and dried herbs. The palate is also generous, with moreish roundness but a precise verticality. 94/100
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