|South Africa||2018||Syrah, Boekenhoutskloof New||BT||4||0||318.00||12||48||35.333333333333||97.00||97.00||Syrah, Boekenhoutskloof||0.75|
|Wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.|
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
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.
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
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