Online-Only Auction, 16 - 23 August 2021

Sold for

R 25 795
Lot 511
  • Porseleinberg; Syrah; 2013; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 9 000 - 11 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 25 795
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

Syrah, 2013
6 (1 x 6) 750ml
Under Marc Kent’s guidance, Boekenhoutskloof purchased a small piece of land just past Riebeek-Kasteel in the Swartland back in 2009 and placed winemaker Callie Louw in charge. This Swartland site is fast gaining recognition as one of those special places to farm and produce Syrah. Showing complete dedication, Callie Louw and the Boekenhoutskloof team produce one wine from this address. The vineyards, located on extremely dry and schistous mountains, have been in Callie’s care since the get-go and he only produces a single-vineyard Cape Syrah under the Porseleinberg name.

Critics Ratings

‘It’s remarkable to think that this is only the fourth release from this extreme, windblown site in the Swartland. Aged in foudres and concrete eggs, it’s all about the intensity and focus of the fruit: dense, powerful and compact with thick tannins and the power to age. One of the Cape’s very best Syrah vineyards. Drink 2016-23.’ – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2015, 96/100

‘The 2013 Porseleinberg uses whole bunch fruit and is matured 60% in foudre and 40% in concrete eggs. Winemaker Callie Louw has fashioned a wine that has a very composed, quite intense and voluminous bouquet - black cherries and iris, with less of the violets and more a brooding marine influence that with aeration takes control of the aromatics. The delineation here is very impressive. The palate is grippy on the entry, the terroir permeating this Syrah from start to finish. With a Cornas-like brutishness counterpoised with stunning delineation and focus, this is a serious Syrah for the Syrah Swartland afficionado. It has the presence to last 15-20 years and represents one of the region's best contributions to the vintage. Good luck finding a bottle! Drink 2020 - 2040.’ – Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 95/100 (Nov 2015)

‘2013 was 60% in foudres, 40% in concrete ‘egg’, after whole-bunch natural ferment, while 2012 (5 stars, 98 pts) was unoaked. Lovely perfume (smoke, spice, floral) leads to supple, subtly intense palate, its fine muscular austerity matched by fruit depth; needs/deserves many years to harmonise.’ – Platter's SA Wine Guide, 4.5*

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client


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