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Porcupine Ridge Syrah 2015
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Porcupine Ridge Syrah 2015

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Wine Spectator 88
“Supple and smoky, with a light alder note threading around the core of plum cake and steeped cherry flavors. Presents lingering whiffs of tobacco and bay. Drink now.”-WS

“The wine is vivid purple, almost inky black, in color with a pink pomegranate rim. The nose is intense, dark and brooding with violets and perfume in abundance and subtle whiffs of white pepper. The juicy palate shows dark blue- and blackberry fruit further dominated by ... read more
Item ID: #14599
Shelf at store6a
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Wine Spectator 88
“Supple and smoky, with a light alder note threading around the core of plum cake and steeped cherry flavors. Presents lingering whiffs of tobacco and bay. Drink now.”-WS

“The wine is vivid purple, almost inky black, in color with a pink pomegranate rim. The nose is intense, dark and brooding with violets and perfume in abundance and subtle whiffs of white pepper. The juicy palate shows dark blue- and blackberry fruit further dominated by vibrant liquorice and hints of cloves, nutmeg and star aniseed. The wine is balanced and focused, elegant yet complex, with fine grained tannins. The spicy finish lingers with a bouquet of violets and black cherry following through from the palate.”-Winemaker’s Notes

“In 1652 Jan van Riebeeck, a Dutch surgeon, eager to find a way to relieve the symptoms of scurvy, suggested to the Dutch East India Company that the Cape Province of South Africa would be suitable for growing grapes. Nine years later, the first wine was pressed from grapes grown on cuttings brought from France. The prime grape growing areas of South Africa spread out from Cape Town, and include the Paarl ("pearl" in Afrikaans), which to the east encompasses Franschhoek ("French corner"), home of the first French Huguenot settlers. Boekenhoutskloof, its homestead dating from 1784, is located in the Franschhoek Valley.
Marc Kent is the winemaker for the Boekenhoutskloof wines as well as the range of wines called Porcupine Ridge. There are approximately 20 hectares of vines at Boekenhoutskloof - 25% of which are planted to white varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Viognier; and 75% of which consist of reds: Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.
Porcupine Ridge is a handcrafted range of wines, celebrated for its uncompromising commitment to quality. The wines carry a distinctive label featuring an original pen and ink of the crested porcupine drawn by leading South Africa wildlife artist, Zakkie Eloff. These crested porcupines inhabit the vineyards of the Boekenhoutskloof homestead.”-Winery Notes

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In 1652 Jan van Riebeeck, a Dutch surgeon, eager to find a way to relieve the symptoms of scurvy, suggested to the Dutch East India Company that the Cape Province of South Africa would be suitable for growing grapes. Nine years later the first wine was pressed from grapes grown on cuttings brought from France. The prime grape growing areas of South Africa spread out from Cape Town, and include the Paarl ('pearl' in Afrikaans), which to the east encompasses Franschhoek ('French corner') home of the first French Huguenot settlers. Boekenhoutskloof, its homestead dating from 1784, is located in the Franschhoek Valley. The owners of Boekenhoutskloof have revamped an ancient cellar, and have installed state-of-the-art equipment as well as a quality maturation cellar. Marc Kent is the winemaker for the Boekenhoutskloof wines as well as the Porcupine Ridge, Wolftrap, and Chocolate Block ranges of wine.

This range of delicious, everyday wines is a firm favourite on tables throughout the world – offering great value and superb drinking. The range is proudly named after the Crested Porcupine, a most unique and fascinating inhabitant of the farm. Boekenhoutskloof is also involved in its conservation through a research project – learn more by visiting www.porcupinequest.com.

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