I have been playing a wine game with restaurant sommeliers and wine nerds across town and beyond where I show up with a mystery bottle and ask them to review it blind. By not knowing what the wine is or who represents it, hopefully, an honest-no-bs-review is achieved.
Come inside and read the review of our next contestant…
^ Mr. Keith Nicholson, veteran sommelier and wine agent for Liquid Art.
2009 Boekenhoutskloof Porcupine Ridge Syrah
Region/Country: Franschhoek Valley, South Africa
Agent: Mark Anthony Group
Varietal Character/Distinctiveness: ~ 4.25 “Lots of warmth and spice, full palate. Definitely New World style.”
Expression: 4.25 ~ “Bright fruit, rich mid-palate, love the spice. Lush.”
Complexity: 3.25 ~ “Mostly upfront, and easy to enjoy.”
Value: 4 ~ “4 on the yum factor.”
Further Tasting Notes: “Apres reveal: wow, what a nice surprise!”
Availability: Available widely at BC Liquor stores.
Wine review by Mr. Keith Nicholson, sommelier and wine agent for Liquid Art.