Porcupine Ridge Syrah 2011, Wo Swartland

Syrah Syrah
South Africa

$13.95 (595280)

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Critic Reviews (3)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

A perennial favourite on the Essentials list since it has been consistently good for years. The 2011 shows lifted...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This delicious syrah has a very bright, lifted nose of cherry fruit and syrah pepper generously baked into smoky,...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

The consistent one outsells all other VINTAGES Essentials. Why? Because it’s well-made, affordable and precocious....

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Community Reviews (6)

Alex Zanella
Alex Zanella

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January 2013

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Tony  G
Tony G

pleasant however not outstanding.

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Blair WineLover
Blair WineLover

About what I would expect for this price. Not all that smooth, and not much complexity either.

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David Brodati
David Brodati

Medium ruby in the glass. Aromas of pepper, fruit and a hint of leather and smoke. Taste buds detect ripe fruit, pepper and spice integrated nicely into a medium bodied feel with a light dusting of tannin. Decent enough length with some heat towards the end. I enjoyed this with a basic spaghetti and meatballs in tomato basil sauce, but it would stand up nicely to bigger protein meat dishes and bbq fare. This wine hits the sweet spot on the value/price continuum for my bottom dweller budget. 88-89.

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

Always an amazing value, this complex and balanced South African Syrah features a rich fruity core of cassis, blackberry, and dark cherry supported by complementary oak and mineral elements and defining spicy and smoky notes. It can be a bit rough and gritty in the mouth, with some grainy chocolate, but it's still eminently approachable even at a young age. Extremely well done, it's one of those all-purpose wines that goes well with food but can also stand on its own for frequent drinking.

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