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2019 Porseleinberg Swartland ETA June 2022

$79.99
2019 Porseleinberg Swartland ETA June 2022
We were able to taste a sample of this wine last week and it is an absolute blockbuster. Reminiscent of a great Cote Rotie this wine marries the power and elegance of the best Syrahs made in the world. We were also able to taste several back vintages and the wines seem to age incredibly well-becoming even more elegant and complex with age. This is flat-out a great bottle and about as good as Syrah gets for the price! The wine is finally scheduled to arrive in June.

Our original offer: 
2018 was a huge success, and 2019 follows suit with another equally exciting bottling of this world-class Syrah. The Porseleinberg Swartland is being compared to Jamet's Cote Rotie by Tim Atkin and Neil Martin, which is a massive compliment.
 One of the gems of South Africa, the Syrah here is something to behold, and Porseleinberg is one of the best examples on the entire cape. A project initially created by South African wine pioneer Marc Kent when he was looking to source some Rhone varietals for two of his wine labels. He came across Swartland, which is on the western cape of South Africa, and seeing the potential in this terroir, purchased a 173-acre estate on top of Porseleinberg Mountain. Wasting no time, the farm was replanted to Syrah with a bit of Grenache, and Callie Louw, who was practicing organic viticulture at another South African winery, was appointed winemaker. Callie has a more traditional approach to winemaking similar to what we see in the Northern Rhone, focusing on extensive vineyard work implementing organic and biodynamic principles while having a more hands-off approach in the cellar with an old school 100% whole cluster fermentation. As we have said before, this is about as good as Syrah gets. 2019 is another massive success for this South African team, making another awe-inspiring rendition that runs with the big dogs of Cote-Rotie and Hermitage at a fraction of the pricing and is a bottle that needs to be considered when looking at the best Syrah in the world. Two huge notes below, we currently have the only bottles of this new release available in the USA, and it is not to be missed.

Tim Atkin 99 points! “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."

Vinous (Neil Martin) 96 points! "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. (Drink between 2025 - 2050)"

2019 Porseleinberg Swartland ETA June 2022

2019 Porseleinberg Swartland ETA June 2022

$109.99 -27%
$79.99
$109.99 -27%
$79.99

We were able to taste a sample of this wine last week and it is an absolute blockbuster. Reminiscent of a great Cote Rotie this wine marries the power and elegance of the best Syrahs made in the world. We were also able to taste several back vintages and the wines seem to age incredibly well-becoming even more elegant and complex with age. This is flat-out a great bottle and about as good as Syrah gets for the price! The wine is finally scheduled to arrive in June.

Our original offer: 
2018 was a huge success, and 2019 follows suit with another equally exciting bottling of this world-class Syrah. The Porseleinberg Swartland is being compared to Jamet's Cote Rotie by Tim Atkin and Neil Martin, which is a massive compliment.
 One of the gems of South Africa, the Syrah here is something to behold, and Porseleinberg is one of the best examples on the entire cape. A project initially created by South African wine pioneer Marc Kent when he was looking to source some Rhone varietals for two of his wine labels. He came across Swartland, which is on the western cape of South Africa, and seeing the potential in this terroir, purchased a 173-acre estate on top of Porseleinberg Mountain. Wasting no time, the farm was replanted to Syrah with a bit of Grenache, and Callie Louw, who was practicing organic viticulture at another South African winery, was appointed winemaker. Callie has a more traditional approach to winemaking similar to what we see in the Northern Rhone, focusing on extensive vineyard work implementing organic and biodynamic principles while having a more hands-off approach in the cellar with an old school 100% whole cluster fermentation. As we have said before, this is about as good as Syrah gets. 2019 is another massive success for this South African team, making another awe-inspiring rendition that runs with the big dogs of Cote-Rotie and Hermitage at a fraction of the pricing and is a bottle that needs to be considered when looking at the best Syrah in the world. Two huge notes below, we currently have the only bottles of this new release available in the USA, and it is not to be missed.

Tim Atkin 99 points! “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."

Vinous (Neil Martin) 96 points! "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. (Drink between 2025 - 2050)"