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Mullineux Syrah

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Only 4th vintage of this splendid Swartland Syrah. The Platter Guide awarded the maiden 2008 vintage 4.5 stars, the 2009 vintage 5 stars and the 2010 vintage 5 stars and Red Wine of the Year with another 4.5 for this vintage - an incredible performance for these young winemakers. And the wine really is this good! Beautifully perfumed with black pepper, dark fruits and spice, full bodied, silky texture and supple tannins. Will evolve over several years but drinking well already. Will benefit from decanting at this stage. Sadly, the production was limited to 1315 cases and worldwide demand high so availability is limited.

€34.00

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Origin:
South Africa , Swartland
Vintage:
2012
Alcohol:
13.5%
Volume:
750 ml
Grape Varieties:
  • 100% Syrah
Colour:
Red
Certifications:
Sustainable Agriculture
Details:
Mullineux Syrah 2011 Swartland
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Young winemakers, Chris & Andrea Mullineux, have taken the Cape wine world by storm and their wines are much sought after worldwide. In just 7 years, they have garnered an astonishing 11 Platter five stars awards which places them firmly in the league of the greatest modern-era South African wineries. They are the 2014 Platter Winery of the Year. The wines speak for themselves and their signature Mullineux range are under strict allocation. And still a steal at the price! Need one say more?

Platter's South African Winery of the Year 2014

18.75/20 (95+ points), Decanter Magazine, December 2014  "Chris and Andrea Mullineux have made a remarkable impact on the Cape wine scene since their maiden vintage in 2008 (they had previously worked at Tulbagh Mountain Vineyards, now Fable Mountain Vineyards). This modest couple makes four of the country’s best Syrahs: Schist, Granite, Iron and this, a blend of the three soils. In a region where ripeness and alcohol levels can easily get out of hand, they have perfected the art of crafting balanced, aromatic Syrahs. This is arguably the best vintage yet of their entry-point bottling, with more than 50% whole-bunch fermentation."

"Sweet and smoky in a slightly reductive style. Tannins a little dry, firm and slightly chewy, but there’s masses of flavour and richness. Tarry, long and complex. Very refreshing."  -Tim Atkin MW, Decanter Magazine

"Eucalyptus nose with candied fruit flavours. Intense, pure fruit supported by firm tannins and vibrant acidity. Poised."  - 

"Dark, broody, tight and serious wine. Instant pedigree noted with pretentions to greatness. Dry, chalky, mineral and spicy tannins. Some controlled leafy, herbal complexity and a long, gravelly finish. Very grown up and serious. Impressive." - Greg Sherwood MW, Decanter Magazine

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