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Porseleinberg, Swartland 2018

Red Wine from South Africa
5.000000000 star rating 1 Reviews
The challenging vintage was no barrier to success here. Not only did this wine receive five coveted Platter stars in 2021 but also 100 points in Tim Atkin MW’s 2020 South Africa report. A beautifully crafted wine with heady fragrance and a long, textured finish.
Price: £59.00 Bottle
Price: £708.00 Case of 12
In Stock
Code: SA17011

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Full-bodied
  • Syrah/Shiraz
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2030
  • 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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We all need presents for teachers, co-workers or other critical figures in our lives … the intensely flavoured South African Porseleinberg 2018 will ensure VVIP status wherever you tread.

Susie Barrie MW & Peter Richards MW

JancisRobinson.com

The best of the three vintages shown (2017, 2018, 2019), with interest, savour and nothing too sweet. Quite subtle! Quite a statement for The Wine Society to show three vintages! Very long and tingly....
The best of the three vintages shown (2017, 2018, 2019), with interest, savour and nothing too sweet. Quite subtle! Quite a statement for The Wine Society to show three vintages! Very long and tingly. 17/20
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Jancis Robinson MW

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