Boekenhoutskloof

Porcupine Ridge Shiraz

8.642 ratings
8.71 pro ratings
Western Cape, South Africa
Shiraz
Beef, Venison, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Lamb, Pasta, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Pierpaolo Petrassi MW

Master of Wine; Head of Beer, Wine & Spirits Waitrose

8.7

Always a firm favourite & brilliant value for money for some lovely Rhône style black pepper & Samson Syrah.

Always a firm favourite & brilliant value for money for some lovely Rhône style black pepper & Samson Syrah.

Jan 19th, 2017
Casey @ Travelling Corkscrew

I made my first South African Bunny Chow this week (aka curry in a bread bowl) 🍛🍞The latest #thetcwineclub box was South African inspired and this pick was based on a recommendation by Reeva from Proudly South African in Perth.
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We really enjoyed the Bunny Chow and this Boekenhoutskloof Porcupine Ridge 2014 Syrah was the perfect match with its spiced black fruit aromas and flavours. It’s most definitely a full bodied wine and I enjoyed the hints of black jellybeans that my palate seemed to pick up.
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‼️ Wine Fact: Shiraz & Syrah are the same grape variety. A winemaker will typically use one or the other to convey the style they have made. Syrah is more an old world elegant style while Shiraz is more a fruit driven and new world in style. Google it for more info.
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All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #winesample
#tcweekdaywine

I made my first South African Bunny Chow this week (aka curry in a bread bowl) 🍛🍞The latest #thetcwineclub box was South African inspired and this pick was based on a recommendation by Reeva from Proudly South African in Perth.
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We really enjoyed the Bunny Chow and this Boekenhoutskloof Porcupine Ridge 2014 Syrah was the perfect match with its spiced black fruit aromas and flavours. It’s most definitely a full bodied wine and I enjoyed the hints of black jellybeans that my palate seemed to pick up.
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‼️ Wine Fact: Shiraz & Syrah are the same grape variety. A winemaker will typically use one or the other to convey the style they have made. Syrah is more an old world elegant style while Shiraz is more a fruit driven and new world in style. Google it for more info.
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All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #winesample
#tcweekdaywine

Sep 1st, 2018
oeno man

Good dinner wine, dry, good red fruit flavor

Good dinner wine, dry, good red fruit flavor

Sep 16th, 2020
Danny mcCartney

A deep red Shiraz with punchy blackberry and charcoal undertones.Would go well with BBQ meats

A deep red Shiraz with punchy blackberry and charcoal undertones.Would go well with BBQ meats

Jan 21st, 2020
Kathryn Flett

Picked this up based on an LCBO Food and Drink suggestion...a little flatter than I'd like, but not bad.

Picked this up based on an LCBO Food and Drink suggestion...a little flatter than I'd like, but not bad.

Jan 19th, 2019
Melanie Wong

This is my go-to bottle. Never disappoints.

This is my go-to bottle. Never disappoints.

Aug 13th, 2017
Frank Partous

2016 vintage, enjoyed this wine in mid July 2017. Deep purple. Aroma; blackberry, spicy and bright, slight volatile acidity. Medium viscosity. Medium plus acidity. Jammy and full bodied. Med length finish with no unpleasant notes. Will certainly drink this again. 😋

2016 vintage, enjoyed this wine in mid July 2017. Deep purple. Aroma; blackberry, spicy and bright, slight volatile acidity. Medium viscosity. Medium plus acidity. Jammy and full bodied. Med length finish with no unpleasant notes. Will certainly drink this again. 😋

Jul 15th, 2017
Jason Hillan

I tend to like South African wines. Very nice and smooth. Would buy it again.

I tend to like South African wines. Very nice and smooth. Would buy it again.

May 26th, 2017
Richard Evans

Drank with a Chinese

Drank with a Chinese

Jul 15th, 2016
Liz Adams-Jones

A little fruity but not overly...with a nice fresh finish

A little fruity but not overly...with a nice fresh finish

May 18th, 2016