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2012 Boekenhoutskloof Syrah Porcupine Ridge Coastal Region
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87 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2013

Good medium red.  Musky red berries, smoke and chocolate mint on the slightly syrupy nose.  Supple, easygoing and open-knit, with good sweetness to the slightly diffuse red fruit and smoke flavors.  Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins that will not get in the way of enjoying this wine right now.

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Syrah

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