Porcupine Ridge Syrah 2020
Porcupine Ridge is a range of delicious, everyday wines and is a firm favourite on tables throughout the world, offering great value and superb drinking. It is proudly named after the Crested Porcupine, a most unique and fascinating inhabitant of the farm. Marc Kent is the owner, chief winemaker, and driving force behind the Porcupine Ridge label. A maverick spirit, Marc is unafraid to experiment with the unconventional, but his principal commitment is to quality on every level and in every detail.
The wine is vivid purple on appearance, and the nose shows a classic abundance of violets and spice. Intense aromas of blackberries, black cherry, ripe plums, and brambles create an intriguing nose. The dark berry fruit of the nose follows through onto the mid-palate, with notes of black pepper, cloves, black cardamom, and sweet tobacco. The wine is balanced and focused, elegant yet juicy, with grippy tannins and integrated acidity.