Mullineux was established in 2007, when Chris and Andrea Mullineux settled in the Swartland wine region, 60 kilometers north of Cape Town. Within a very short time period the winery established itself as one of South Africa’s most celebrated wine brands, both locally and on the international front.
By 2020 the winery had received thirty 5-star ratings from Platter’s South African Wine Guide, as well as being awarded Platter’s Winery of the Year an unprecedented 4 times in 2014, 2016, 2019 and 2020.
This lot includes:
2 x 750ml Mullineux Schist Syrah 2010
Mullineux Schist Syrah 2010: 100% Syrah
Tasting note:The SCHIST Syrah is grown on their Roundstone Estate in the Swartland, home of Mullineux. Planted in 2000, they have been working intimately with this vineyard since 2005 and it is the reason that they purchased the property.
The structured SCHIST soils make for structured, broader tannins and create the darkest perfume of all our single soil Syrahs, with phenomenal aging potential.
This is the most structured Syrah in their Single Terroir range. On the nose there are notes of black pepper, black fruit and spices. The palate is full-bodied with a meaty, savoury character, plenty silky tannins giving structure and a balancing natural acidity. The finish is fresh, long and supple.
5 Stars Platter – Platter Guide South Africa
93 points – Wine Advocate
96 points – Tim Atkin MW