Mullineux Syrah 2021 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Swartland
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‘90% whole-bunch fermentation. Matured for 12 months in 500-litre barrels, before being transferred to 5 000-litre foudre for another 12 months. Red and black berries, olive, fynbos, cured meat and white pepper on the nose while the palate is pure and poised – lovely clarity of fruit, bright acidity and powdery tannins, the finish long and savoury. A seamless wine that carries its alcohol of 14% extremely well.’ – Christian Eedes,, 95/100

‘Expression of Swartland, blending the 3 soil types featured in the Single Terroir range. 90% bunch pressed, naturally fermented 11 months in 500L barrel, 20% new, year in 2,000/5,0000L foudre. Expansive & impressive, with intense depth of black fruit, perfumed violet, dried herbs, exotic spice. Well structured, complex, built to last. Also in 1.5L, as White.’ – Platter’s Guide, 5*(95/100)

‘"Our coolest vintage ever" is how Chris Mullineux describes the 2021 growing season, which has produced a suitably intense, well-balanced Swartland Syrah. Sourced from six sites on schist, granite and iron soils, it's a youthful, focused, intensely concentrated red that needs another year or two in bottle, showing grippy tannins and layers of fig, blackberry and black pepper. 2024-30’ – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2023, 94/100

‘The 2021 Syrah comes from a cool season with good water reserves that were crucial during the long harvest, designed to represent soil types in the Swartland. This vintage is 90% pressed whole cluster, raised in 500-liter barrels and then larger vessels. There’s blackberry and blueberry fruit, white pepper and light potpourri scents on the nose, opening nicely in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, grippy tannins framing the compact black fruit mixed with graphite and white pepper. Powdery in texture towards the finish, there is real backbone here and impressive persistence. 2025-2040’ – Neal Martin, Vinous, 92/100

‘The Mullineux Syrah has become synonymous with its hallmark Swartland perfume of plush blackberries, violets and black olive tapenade. The palate is rich and elegant with velvety tannins, complex red fruits and warm spicy notes on the finish. This Syrah would be best served at 16 to 18 °C and will benefit greatly from ageing.’ – Winemaker

More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Andrea and Chris Mullineux
Alcohol 14%
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information 100% Shiraz / Syrah
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Shiraz / Syrah
Rating CE 95
Technical analysis RS: 2.1 g/L | TA: 5.6 g/L | PH: 3.70
Producer information At the cutting-edge of SA fine wine, the Mullineuxs have received many ground-breaking awards and, since 2007, have focused their Swartland efforts on Syrah and Chenin Blanc. Their extensive knowledge of Swartland soils, and what Andrea calls a 'growing technical maturity', has consistently led to the release of some of the most definitive expressions of the Swartand's various terroirs. With over a decade of dedication to winemaking in the Swartland, and considering the consistency and track record across their various bottlings, Chris and Andrea Mullineux are one of SA's top producers.
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