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99 points for “one of the world’s great reds from a very special site”: the 2021 Porseleinberg

Lay & Wheeler sent this email to their subscribers on September 26, 2023.

Dear Miss Smith,

On a mountainside in South Africa’s Swartland, in one of the most beautiful spots I know, winemaker Callie Louw crafts one of the most expressive, purest Syrahs in the world under the mountain’s name: Porseleinberg.

This morning, we’re thrilled to release the latest vintage of the wine: the 2021.

And from the 2021 vintage, Callie Louw has again created a masterpiece. South Africa expert Tim Atkin MW awards the wine a near-perfect 99 points and calls this “one of the world’s great reds from a very special site.”

This is a wine that sells out every year, so don’t miss the chance to add it to your cellar today.

2021 Porseleinberg Syrah, Swartland

£49 per bottle in bond (IB)

£588 per case of 12 bottles in bond (IB)

 

Drink 2027 to 2049


Buy now



Since its first vintage in 2010, the Porseleinberg Syrah has wowed with its concentration, refinement and precision.

Tim Atkin MW has previously dubbed the Porseleinberg Syrah the “Cape Cornas,” while Neal Martin of Vinous.com has previously referred to the wine as “Old World in style” and “not unlike a mature Jamet.”

And while top wines from Jamet, the famed Rhône producer, can often command prices in the hundreds of pounds, the 2021 Porseleinberg is just £49 a bottle in bond. This is a steal for what is unquestionably one of the world’s finest red wines.

In 2021, there’s a captivating finesse and complexity to the Porseleinberg that beautifully showcases the schistous terroir from which the wine is grown.

And while many winemakers stress the importance of vineyards, few take farming as seriously as Callie. He’s a man who’s most at ease tending his vines. This commitment shows in the wine, and it’s no surprise that the Porseleinberg name has become synonymous with wines of the utmost quality.

If you’re a Syrah fan, this is a wine you have to secure on first release. In the years to come, you’ll be glad you did.

Best wishes, 

Robbie

P.S. If you’d like to meet Callie and sample a selection of some of his favourite vintages of Porseleinberg alongside top examples of Syrah from the Rhône, we still have a pair of tickets still available to our Dinner with Porseleinberg, Thursday 28th September at The George in Fitzrovia, London.

For any South African wine fans, this is a no-brainer. Come along for what promises to be a very exciting dinner.


Robbie Toothill

Commercial Director

Office: +44 (0)1473 313300

laywheeler.com

@laywheeler

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Dear Miss Smith, On a mountainside in South Africa’s Swartland, in one of the most beautiful spots I know, winemaker Callie Louw crafts one of the most expressive, purest Syrahs in the world under the mountain’s name: Porseleinberg. This morning, we’re thrilled to release the latest vintage of the wine: the 2021. And from the 2021 vintage, Callie Louw has again created a masterpiece. South Africa expert Tim Atkin MW awards the wine a near-perfect 99 points and calls this “one of the world’s great reds from a very special site.” This is a wine that sells out every year, so don’t miss the chance to add it to your cellar today. 2021 Porseleinberg Syrah, Swartland £49 per bottle in bond (IB) £588 per case of 12 bottles in bond (IB) Drink 2027 to 2049 Buy now Since its first vintage in 2010, the Porseleinberg Syrah has wowed with its concentration, refinement and precision. Tim Atkin MW has previously dubbed the Porseleinberg Syrah the “Cape Cornas,” while Neal Martin of Vinous.com has previously referred to the wine as “Old World in style” and “not unlike a mature Jamet.” And while top wines from Jamet, the famed Rhône producer, can often command prices in the hundreds of pounds, the 2021 Porseleinberg is just £49 a bottle in bond. This is a steal for what is unquestionably one of the world’s finest red wines. In 2021, there’s a captivating finesse and complexity to the Porseleinberg that beautifully showcases the schistous terroir from which the wine is grown. And while many winemakers stress the importance of vineyards, few take farming as seriously as Callie. He’s a man who’s most at ease tending his vines. This commitment shows in the wine, and it’s no surprise that the Porseleinberg name has become synonymous with wines of the utmost quality. If you’re a Syrah fan, this is a wine you have to secure on first release. In the years to come, you’ll be glad you did. Best wishes,  Robbie P.S. If you’d like to meet Callie and sample a selection of some of his favourite vintages of Porseleinberg alongside top examples of Syrah from the Rhône, we still have a pair of tickets still available to our Dinner with Porseleinberg, Thursday 28th September at The George in Fitzrovia, London. For any South African wine fans, this is a no-brainer. Come along for what promises to be a very exciting dinner. Robbie Toothill Commercial Director Office: +44 (0)1473 313300 laywheeler.com @laywheeler Registered office: LAY & WHEELER LTD Unit 6 Blackacre Road, Great Blakenham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 0FL. Telephone: 01473 313300. Registered No: 5730318 (England) VAT Registration No: GB 6370806 39 AWRS URN: XRAW00000102532 Disclaimer: This email may contain privileged and confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient, any dissemination of it or its content is prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please notify us. Although this email (as well as any attachments) has been scanned for viruses, the recipient should ensure that it is virus-free before opening it. Any views expressed by an individual within this e-mail do not necessarily reflect the views of Lay & Wheeler. CT082607
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