2017 Boekenshoutskloof Porcupine Ridge Syrah

Franschhoek, South Africa

Gentle winemaking practices with minimum intervention contribute to this beautifully approachable Rhône-style wine. Only French oak barriques are used and the focus is on fruit, rather than oak derived flavours. The nose is bold and complex, offering an abundance of dark plums, violets, cured meat and black olives. The perfume of the nose follows through onto the palate with notes of liquorice, aniseed, voluptuous blue fruits and allspice. The wine is full-bodied with grippy tannins and ample acidity to create exceptional balance and structure. The violets of the nose linger on the finish with classic hints of white pepper. Drink with a rump steak done over the flames or duck a l'orange.


  • Style & Food Matching

    Gentle winemaking practices with minimum intervention contribute to this beautifully approachable Rhône-style wine. Only French oak barriques are used and the focus is on fruit, rather than oak derived flavours. The nose is bold and complex, offering an abundance of dark plums, violets, cured meat and black olives. The perfume of the nose follows through onto the palate with notes of liquorice, aniseed, voluptuous blue fruits and allspice. The wine is full-bodied with grippy tannins and ample acidity to create exceptional balance and structure. The violets of the nose linger on the finish with classic hints of white pepper.

    Drink with a rump steak done over the flames or duck a l'orange.

    Tech Notes

    Varietal / Blend: Shiraz

    Decant: Recommended

    Closure: Screw cap

    Farming Practices: Sustainable

  • Franschhoek, South Africa

    Boekenhoutskloof was established in 1776. Located in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschhoek valley, the farm’s name means “ravine of the Boekenhout” (pronounced Book-n-Howed). Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree greatly prized for furniture making.

    In 1993 the farm and homestead was bought and restored and a new vineyard planting programme was established that now includes Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Semillon and Viognier.

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