"This perfumed Syrah has notes of black pepper, refined black fruit, smoke and herbs. The palate is full bodied and spicy, with a silky texture and a balanced natural acidity. The long finish is fresh and surprisingly long and supple. This wine will greatly benefit from decanting when drunk within the first 3 to 5 years after bottling."
"11 months, French oak 225L & 500L barrels, and 2000L Foudre. 15% new wood in total. 13.5% alc."
"90 pts ... The 2012 Mullineux Syrah comes from nine different vineyards that includes a couple of new parcels, 60% whole-bunch fermented, matured in 500-liter barrels of which 15% to 20% is new. It has a well-defined bouquet with dark berry fruit, blackcurrant, white pepper and a touch of cloves. The palate is structured with crisp acidity, vibrant blackberry and mulberry fruit with a stony, quite reserved finish that has a chalky texture. Very fine. Drink 2015-2022."
"90 pts ... Lively, with a streak of white pepper offsetting the core of raspberry and boysenberry fruit. The racy-edged finish has an alluring graphite and violet profile. Very solid."