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Syrah, Boekenhoutskloof 2018

RegionSouth Africa
SubregionSouth Africa
ColourRed
TypeStill

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
South Africa2018Syrah, Boekenhoutskloof NewBT40318.001297 TA4835.33333333333397.0097.00Syrah, Boekenhoutskloof0.75
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Tasting Notes

Given that 80% of Boekenhoutskloof’s Syrah now hails from Porseleinberg (the remainder is from Goldmine), it’s no surprise that this is such an impressive wine. Fermented with 40% whole bunches, it’s subtle, scented and almost delicate, with filigree tannins, rose petal top notes, some clove and nutmeg spice and a hint of oak. 2022-30

97
Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, September 2020

Bright ruby purple in the glass, with a floral and peppery nose of violets and blueberries. The palate is vibrant with blue and red fruits, juicy in the middle with silky tannins offering a gentle framework. Fresh black pepper abounds, this is cool and silky Syrah - not dissimilar to Saint Joseph in style. Largely from Porseleinberg - fast-becoming a region synonymous with great Syrah - this is like a miniature, approachable version of Boekenhoutskloof's eponymous top bottling from this region. Drink now, or over the next 5-8 years.

16.5
Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, February 2021

The third vintage of this stellar wine using only Swartland grapes – 80% from Porseleinberg (‘for blue-fruit freshness, concentration and structure’ says Marc Kent) and 20% from Goldmine (‘depth and richness’). Amazing concentration on nose and palate, boasting sappy and stalky vibrancy from 40% whole-bunch fermentation. Rich, full, velvety mouthfeel, with 18 months in old foudres and demi-muids giving gentle pepper and exotic spice notes. Elegant, pure and juicy, with an ethereal floral lift that carries through the long finish. Drink between 2021-2030

97
Decanter Magazine, Decanter Magazine, February 2021

Heady scents of plums & cherries mixed with fresh violets on 2018, showing vibrant colour while lively acidity & polished tannins build on the palate. Whiffs of pepper & coriander spice, juicy texture courtesy 40% wholebunch fruit. All old oak, no distraction from fruit purity here. Swartland fruit, like 2017

93
-, Platter's South African Wine Guide, January 2021
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