Online-Only Auction, 16 - 23 August 2021

Sold for

R 25 795
Lot 512
  • Porseleinberg; Syrah; 2012; 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, 2012
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.
Winemakers personal tasting note:

'Fresh red fruit and floral notes lead the nose with spice and green tobacco on the end. Softer more elegant tannin and minerality dominate the palate with a tight fresh finish. The wine was made for aging so should show best after 5-10 years and further cellaring would be recommended. Decanting is recommended when drunk young.' - Callie Louw

Critics Ratings

‘2012 is superb! Many years ahead of it, but already shows complexity in perfumed aromas and super-subtle but intense palate, with a truly rare refinement. Also rare is lack of oak influence - in concrete ‘egg’ for a year. Tiny yield, bunch-pressed. Bone-dry; 13.5% alcohol; big tannins also a touch dry - give them time.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2015, 5*

‘The 2012 Porseleinberg Syrah has a sublime, perfumed bouquet with raspberry preserve, cloves, touches of wild fennel and rosemary that are all very succinct. The palate is medium-bodied with supremely well judged acidity, firm grip in the mouth and plenty of raspberry and wild strawberry fruit toward the finish, inter-layered with fennel and white pepper. Great backbone here and very long length, this is another outstanding wine from one of Swartland's finest exponents.’ - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 95/100 (Oct 2014)

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client


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