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WTN: Porcupine Ridge Syrah 2004

by Bruce Hayes » Sun Jun 04, 2006 11:22 am

From the Coastal Region. Boekenhoutskloof Winery.

Decanted.

Smoky, with some burned-charred notes on the nose.

Rich cherry fruit, tangy, smoky, spicy, bitter burned flavours and the alcohol comes through quite strongly.

With the alcohol and the bitter burned notes, this was not a pleasant bottle of wine.
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Re: WTN: Porcupine Ridge Syrah 2004

by Jenise » Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:01 pm

Yikes, sounds awful. I believe I remember knowing that Porcupine Ridge is one of the well-known winery's second label--do you know which?
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Re: WTN: Porcupine Ridge Syrah 2004

by Bruce Hayes » Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:07 pm

It is made by Boekenhoutskloof Winery.

I have had the Porcupine Ridge Syrah from two vintages now and I find there is quite a high level of bottle variation. One is great, one is horrid.
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Re: WTN: Porcupine Ridge Syrah 2004

by Jenise » Sun Jun 04, 2006 3:59 pm

Ah, Boekenhoutskloof. I knew it was a winery I was familiar with, thanks. Re the variatin you describe, that's intolerable, even in a so-called 'budget' wine.
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