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Boukenhootskloof Porcupine Ridge Syrah 2013

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Bright, effusive even on the nose with sweetly candied violet and sour plum aromas along with gamy hints of leather and a suggestion of ginger and spicy mushroom. A touch low in acid in the mouth, this is a little rough around the edges with fresh tannins adding some textural detail. the flavors are a touch cooked with jammy black cherry notes on the palate leading to moderately complex dried herb, game and older wood tones on the backend. A bit dried out perhaps, this reminds me a bit of Spanish or Portuguese wines. The nose really is terrific and those sweet candied aromas do slowly emerge in the mouth as well adding some pomegranate accents to the palate and lending some lift to the slightly touch and drying finish. This is attractive but rustic. BBQ up some wild boar, or maybe porcupine, and see how this fares. 85pts

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Boekenhoutskloof Wine Estate:
The farm of Boekenhoutskloof wasoriginally granted to Huguenot settlers in1776. For two hundred years it remained in the same family. Over the two centuries they engaged in agricultural activities as diverse as tobacco, fruit, cattle and ultimately wine production. The original owners ceased wine production in the 1940s. The existing partnership re-opened the winery for production in 1996. L... Read more
The farm of Boekenhoutskloof wasoriginally granted to Huguenot settlers in1776. For two hundred years it remained in the same family. Over the two centuries they engaged in agricultural activities as diverse as tobacco, fruit, cattle and ultimately wine production. The original owners ceased wine production in the 1940s. The existing partnership re-opened the winery for production in 1996. Lead by Cellarmaster Marc Kent (South African Winemaker of the Year, 2007), the Winery is now regarded as one of SA’s top producers. Boekenhoutskloof is a Syrah specialist, with its premium range selling out on release each vintage. The Chocolate Block, a Syrah based blend, is probably the most successful new offering to come out of SA in the modern era. Boekenhoutskloof is acknowledged by Robert Parker’s Wine Buyer’s Guide and The 2009 Wine Report as South Africa’s # 1 producer. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Boukenhootskloof Porcupine Ridge Syrah

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.00 5
10/06/2014

Bright, effusive even on the nose with sweetly candied violet and sour plum aromas along with gamy hints of leather and a suggestion of ginger and spicy mushroom. A touch low in acid in the mouth, this is a little rough around the edges with fresh tannins adding some textural detail. the flavors are a touch cooked with jammy black cherry notes on the palate leading to moderately complex dried herb, game and older wood tones on the backend. A bit dried out perhaps, this reminds me a bit of Spanish or Portuguese wines. The nose really is terrific and those sweet candied aromas do slowly emerge in the mouth as well adding some pomegranate accents to the palate and lending some lift to the slightly touch and drying finish. This is attractive but rustic. BBQ up some wild boar, or maybe porcupine, and see how this fares. 85pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.30 5
10/06/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Ari Edelson
112163813
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 02/09/2013

Simple,drinkable. Not too much complexity. Spicy finish tapers off with a bit of air



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