94 Pts winefront.com.au - Porphyry is a variety of igneous rock consisting of large-grained crystals, such as feldspar or quartz, dispersed in a fine-grained feldspathic matrix or groundmass. The larger crystals are called phenocrysts. In its non-geologic, traditional use, the term “porphyry” refers to the purple-red form of this stone, valued for its appearance.”
What a burst this wine is! Rich mango and stone fruit, ripe lemon, cool mint, cream cheese and flowers. Powerful palate, almost silky with the weight and power of the fruit, then firm mineral acidity clips it right back in place, as well as a subtle and complex grip of tannin and chalk. Quinine-like tang on a very long finish. So many layers. Like an onion, except it only makes you cry a little, with joy. And, also, does not make you stink.