2013 Mullineux SyrahSyrah / Shiraz from South Africa
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"This perfumed Syrah has notes of black pepper, refined black fruit, smoke and herbs. The palate is full bodied and spicy, with a silky texture and a balanced natural acidity. ...
- 94 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
94 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Mullineux's 2013 Syrah includes about 80% whole bunch fruit as it was a cool year from seven different vineyards (five schist, one granite and one on ferrous soils). It has a blackberry and cranberry leaf-scented bouquet, and a pleasant herbal note with rose petals coming through. The palate is medium-bodied with a cool exterior and it is full of tension, and quite linear with blackberry, a touch of mint and cedar with a structured, almost Cornas-like finish. I think the whole-bunch works really well here, although it will benefit from 3-5 years in bottle. Readers should note that in 2013 this bottling includes the Granite Syrah that the Mullineux's felt would benefit the overall blend.
"This perfumed Syrah has notes of black pepper, refined black fruit, smoke and herbs. The palate is full bodied and spicy, with a silky texture and a balanced natural acidity. The long finish is fresh and surprisingly long and supple. This wine will greatly benefit from decanting when drunk within the first 3 to 5 years after bottling." - Winery
94 - Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Syrah / Shiraz|
|Taste||currant, blueberry, blackberry and strawberry|
|Nose||spice box, cedar and dark fruit|