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Orders are available for pick-up at Restaurant Nicholas at 160 Route 35 South Red Bank, NJ 07701 during the following times:

Monday: 9:30-3:30; Tuesday – Friday: 9:15am – 9:00pm; Saturday: 11:00am – 9:00pm; Sunday: Closed

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Porseleinberg Syrah 2018 (Pre-Arrival)

$75.00

*PRE-ARRIVAL: ORDERS WILL BEGIN SHIPPING LATE FEBRUARY*

Text Exclusive- 100 Points, (Wine of the Year) – Tim Atkin, MW

If you haven’t yet heard of Porseleinberg, you better hurry up and get with the program while we can get this thing for double digits. The boutique Swartland winery is home to dynamite, world-class Cape influenced Syrah that exemplifies the essence of terroir-driven, authentic wine. Critics are in love with the project – wine buyers worldwide make it one of the tougher bottles to get your hands on.

This revolutionary long-term project that borders on a Cult project by Marc Kent of Boekenhoutskloof started when he brought in Callie Louw as the farmer and custodian of this special vineyard. At home on his John Deere tractor, Callie is also the winemaker, producing a richly tannic and yet ethereal wine that is more akin to Cornas or Hermitage.

The 2018 Syrah has been sold out in most countries for months now. The last 36 bottles are in the states, earmarked exclusively for Nicholas Wines. Don’t miss out on something really special.

“In the right hands, great sites produce great wines. Since its inception in 2010, Porseleinberg has been one of the Cape’s most exciting reds, but nothing quite prepared me for the transcendent brilliance of this wine. Influenced by some time spent at Domaine Jamet in Côte Rôtie – particularly their use of a submerged cap during fermentation – Callie Louw has made a stunning Syrah, proving his skills as both a farmer and a winemaker. In 2018, the style has shifted, away from power and grip to something more scented and refined. Focused, nuanced and very delicately oaked, with raspberry and wild strawberry fruit, clove and white pepper spice and textured tannins. Simply world class. 2023-35” – Tim Atkin, MW (Wine of the Year, 2020)

“The 2018 is a glowing success… this may be the best vintage yet. The 2018 vintage marks the first time the Syrah received a submerged cap fermentation, which focused the expression, delivering a lifted and floral edge with a balanced structure and fine-tuned tannic structure, reminding me of Syrah from the Walla Walla Valley. It’s time to start collecting these wines if you are unfamiliar with them. Bravo! I’m finishing my glass and not spitting this tasting sample!” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“We finished with a brilliant 2018 Porseleinberg that I reviewed recently. It offers blackberry, clove and touches of garrigue on the nose, and displays density and exquisite balance on the palate and a dash of pepper on the finish. This is a wonderful South African wine that will age beautifully over the next 20 years”  Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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100 Points, (Wine of the Year, 2020) – Tim Atkin, MW
“In the right hands, great sites produce great wines. Since its inception in 2010, Porseleinberg has been one of the Cape’s most exciting reds, but nothing quite prepared me for the transcendent brilliance of this wine. Influenced by some time spent at Domaine Jamet in Côte Rôtie – particularly their use of a submerged cap during fermentation – Callie Louw has made a stunning Syrah, proving his skills as both a farmer and a winemaker. In 2018, the style has shifted, away from power and grip to something more scented and refined. Focused, nuanced and very delicately oaked, with raspberry and wild strawberry fruit, clove and white pepper spice and textured tannins. Simply
world class. Drink 2023-2035”

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