Porseleinberg<br />2019 Porseleinberg<br>South Africa

2019 Porseleinberg
South Africa

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TYPE Dry - Red
REGION Coastal Region | South Africa
96 points, Vinous |
96 points, James Suckling |
About the Wine
Critic Reviews
96 points, James Suckling
“Vibrant, peppery nose of blackcurrants, black pepper, five-spice, grilled herbs, bay leaves, and chili chocolate. It’s medium-to-full-bodied with bright acidity and tight-grained tannins. Excellent flavor concentration here with a long, savory, and juicy finish. 100% syrah. Sustainable. Drink now or hold.”

96 points, Vinous
“The 2019 Porseleinberg has a brilliant nose, as I would expect, presenting an exquisitely defined mixture of red and black fruit with hints of honey and orange blossom, pressed iris petals and incense. The medium-bodied, harmonious palate offers fine-grained tannins and a judicious touch of white pepper and clove. Very Rhône-like in style, it reminds me of a Jamet Côte-Rôtie tasted the previous month. Absolute class from Callie Lowe, and better than the 2018 in my opinion.”

About The Winery
The revolutionary Porseleinberg project came about as a result of South African icon Marc Kent's search for premium Rhône grapes for his Boekenhoutskloof and Chocolate Block labels. The journey naturally took him to the Swartland, which at that time was just emerging as a premium South African wine region. Kent found an ideal 173-acre wine farm atop the Porseleinberg mountain that he purchased in 2009. He quickly recognized the enormous potential of the area, and after replanting the vineyard to Syrah and Grenache, he decided to create a premium Swartland Syrah from the choice fruit. He brought in Callie Louw as the viticulturist and winemaker for the project. Louw is the quintessential farmer who finds himself most at home on the tractor or in the vineyard, and has proven himself to be a masterful winemaker.