2017 Granite Syrah, Mullineux, Swartland

A vineyard next door to Adi’s farm on the Paardeberg. 90% WB. Lovely drive on the palate, with amazing tannin, and verve. Plenty of energy on the palate, and a cool and fresh finish. Very nice texture, and white pepper. Really good spice and floral, dried aniseed.

Critic score
95/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£67.48
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£404.88

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Maturity
    Young 2022 - 2035
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14.5%
2017 Granite Syrah, Mullineux, Swartland

TASTING NOTES

Generally shown first in a line-up of the Mullineux's three soil specific Syrahs, this is firm, dense and entirely whole bunch fermented with damson and blackberry fruit, sappy tannins, one-third new oak and notes of black tea, lavender and Mediterranean spices. Needs time.

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (September 2019)
95/100