2016 Syrah Mullineux, Swartland

Beautiful nose, spiced, 7 vineyards from the Swartland. Lovely pepper, brightness, freshness. Luminosity to the fruit, lovely texture, fine tannins and plenty of drive on the finish. Little bit of iodine, and also lots of purity. And finishes with an aniseed note.

Critic score
93/100

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2026
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%
2016 Syrah Mullineux, Swartland

TASTING NOTES

One of my "go to" wines when I see it on a restaurant wine list, this intensely perfumed Syrah comes from seven vineyards, mostly on schist soils. Made with 90% whole bunches, it has more tannin than you think at first, layers of spice, violet and blackberry fruit and a refreshing tang.

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (September 2019)
93/100

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