2012 Mullineux Syrah
Swartland, South Africa

A lot going on and it all comes together deliciously. Some red and some purple fruits, hints of pepper, cinnamon, and cloves, a touch of smoky bacon, and all balanced with good acidity to make an excellent pairing with your favorite dish, well maybe not pineapple souffle, we were thinking more typical dinner mains.

90 WA; 90 WS

2012 Mullineux Syrah


$32.39 as part of a mixed case.

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Winemaker's Notes
"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."

Technical Notes
"11 months, French oak 225L & 500L barrels, and 2000L Foudre. 15% new wood in total. 13.5% alc."
Wine Advocate
"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."

Wine Spectator
"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."