Porcupine Ridge Syrah 2016

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Boekenhoutskloof offers yet another affordable, but delightfully delicious wine with their Porcupine Ridge Syrah. The nose is intense and complex with its heady perfume, white pepper and attractive savoury notes against an abundant backdrop of plummy fruit. Violets and ripe plums follow through onto the mid-palate, now showing black pepper and an array of sweet spices. The wine is balanced and focused, elegant yet complex with smooth, velvety tannins. The peppery finish lingers with hints of cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and star aniseed.

This range of delicious, everyday wines is a firm favourite on tables throughout the world – offering great value and superb drinking. They proudly named the range after the Crested Porcupine, a most unique and fascinating inhabitant on the farm. 

Syrah for this wine is sourced solely from the Swartland, renowned for its small berries and un-irrigated vineyards. They are continually striving to show the unique climate and sunny shale soils of this terroir in the wine. 2016 proved to be a difficult year with a dry spell during the winter of 2015, resulting in low yields with exceptionally small berries. Challenging analysis made winemaking difficult, but then again the small berries increase the skin to pulp ratio and offers beautiful perfumey Syrah flavours and exceptional colour. Minimal interference remains our philosophy and oak is always used to accentuate predominant fruit flavours. Two-thirds were matured in French oak.

Alcohol: 14.36 % vol