2017 Schist Syrah, Mullineux, Swartland

Wild and energetic, and amazing purity and weight on the palate. Bright and luminous, mouth watering finish. Lovely floral character, and a nice energy. Give it 5-10 years before opening. Dark fruit, this is from the trellised vineyards at the Mullineux’s farm.

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 Schist Syrah, Mullineux, Swartland

TASTING NOTES

The Schist Syrah is sourced from the extensive Roundstone property and, like its stablemates Granite and Iron, is fermented with whole bunches and aged in one third-new oak. Rich, savoury and concentrated, but with considerable underlying finesse, rose petal notes and refreshing, palate-cleansing acidity.

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