This farm is located on the higher and cooler slopes of Franschhoek and is producing some of the most stylish wines in the Cape. Syrah is intense, refined and full of black, spicy fruit. It displays the weight and texture of good Hermitage. The Cabernet Sauvignon is in a dense and cedary style with supple, velvety tannin. It will benefit from at least four or five years’ ageing. There is also pure and subtly oaked Sémillon and a Noble-Late Harvest white. The Sémillon is structured and worth cellaring and is of a different order to most South African examples. A full, brambly and spicy Rhônestyle blend, the Chocolate Block, is sourced from Franschhoek fruit and comprises Syrah, Grenache and some very old-vine Cinsault. A further red Wolftrap is also Syrah based. In addition to the Boekenhoutskloof wines there is also a range of attractively fruity and characterful varietal wines under the Porcupine Ridge label, which are sourced from Coastal Region fruit. A super premium Swartland Syrah is also now made at Porseleinberg . (DM)
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