Boekenhoutskloof fremstiller deres fine vine på en lille vingård i Sydafrika der befinder sig på Porselein Mountain. Druesorten er 100 procent Syrah druer og i processen er der anvendt vildgær. Vinen er vinificeret på innovative, ægformede tanke med egefade, der kan rumme 2500 liter. Dette giver vinen mulighed for at bevare fokus på den unikke frugt fra de storslåede marker.
This remarkable site has established itself as one of the world's great Syrah vineyards in less than a decade. Sourced from four blocks totally 4.5 hectares, Callie Louw's stunning red is just short of perfection this year, but is still brilliant, confirming the evolution in style of the Jamet-inspired 2018. Leafy, spicy, rose petal aromas are supported by pure red berry fruit, detailed tannins and the faintest hint of oak.
Vibrant, peppery nose of blackcurrants, black pepper, five spice, grilled herbs, bay leaves and chili chocolate. It’s medium-to full-bodied with bright acidity and tight-grained tannins. Excellent flavor concentration here with a long, savory and juicy finish. 100% syrah. Sustainable. Drink now or hold.
The 2019 Porseleinberg has a brilliant nose, as I would expect, presenting an exquisitely defined mixture of red and black fruit with hints of honey and orange blossom, pressed iris petals and incense. The medium-bodied, harmonious palate offers fine-grained tannins and a judicious touch of white pepper and clove. Very Rhône-like in style, it reminds me of a Jamet Côte-Rôtie tasted the previous month. Absolute class from Callie Lowe, and better than the 2018 in my opinion.
96P++: Det er ret vildt, det her. Pebret, tæt, mandig, og dog elegant syrah, der bestemt bærer præg af praktikopholdet hos Domaine Jamet. Kaskader af mørke bær, tjære, bacon. Gad godt have en kasse af denne her i kælderen og følge den over de næste 20 år.
#2 - South Africa Special Report 2021
Red Wine of the Year
This harmonious red draws you into the glass with a gorgeous nose of garrigue, lilac, leather and spice, serving as a fragrant overtone for the rich weave of black plum, green olive, milled pepper, smoky iron and singed citrus peel flavors. Delivers a solid core of fine tannins deftly knit to a fresh profile, which expands on the creamy finish. Hard to not drink this now, but this should only show greater expression and shine brighter with some bottle aging. Syrah. Best from 2024 through 2034. From South Africa.