Porcupine Ridge Syrah 2014, Swartland

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Syrah Syrah
Swartland, South Africa

$14.95 (595280)

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90 pts
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Critic Reviews (4)

Nadia  Fournier
Nadia Fournier

Juicy, full, voluminous, full of good flavors of black fruit, smoked meat on a background of dried flowers and herbs....

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Marc Chapleau
Marc Chapleau

A South African red that blew me away! Pure character syrah nose (meaty and floral at once), the complexity also...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Huge value in this vintage - a racy, savoury syrah brimming with gorgeous aromas of cracked pepper, violets,...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

This has seen great success in Ontario for many years with its ripe fruit oak massaged aromas and flavours and the...

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Ryan Downing
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Nicholas Woods
Nicholas Woods

Full bodied pleasure.

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David Brodati
David Brodati

Great value in a juicy well balanced syrah. A lovely complex nose of dark fruit (blueberry, black cherry), cedar, black pepper, violets and a meaty note. 14.5% ABV, but doesn't feel heavy on the palate, likely due to good acidity offering a sense of freshness. Not overly tannic although there's good structure from the tannins. Very good length. Feb. 2016.

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Tony  G
Tony G

Reasonable but I think 90 is aggressive.

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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

Not nearly a 90 point wine in my view, this is nevertheless a very well made syrah. Ripe, but not veering into cloying territory. Fairly priced.

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