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Lot 285

Mullineux
Schist Syrah, 2011
6 (1 x 6) 750ml
Established in 2007 by the dynamic husband-and-wife team, Chris and Andrea Mullineux have, in a very short space of time, established Mullineux Family Wines as one of South Africa’s most celebrated producers. Their track record speaks for itself: Awarded Wine Enthusiast’s International Winemaker of the Year in 2016, Tim Atkin’s SA Winemakers of the Year in 2017 and three times Platter’s Winery of the Year (2014, 2016 and 2019).

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Shows more elegant poise & harmony in youth, with fragrant red fruit & white pepper. 11 lithe, supple tannins & silkier texture than Granite bottling, but with inherent fruit purity & structure to age with distinction.’ – Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2014, 5*

This marvel of a wine withstood comparison with the admittedly much more senior and subtle 1990 Hermitages from Chave and La Chapelle. Deep purple still. Still very youthful with admirable structure but very clean and lean initially, opening out to dense lusciousness with a rich, dusty undertow. Pretty magnificent Syrah on any level.’ Jancis Robinson 18/20 (2015)

The 2011 Schist Syrah comes from a parcel of 16-year-old vines growing on shale and schist soils in the Riebeek Kasteel Mountains and was cropped on 8 February. It is whole bunch pressed and sees 50 months in 500-liter French oak of which half are new. The bouquet exhibits a little more fruit than the Granite Syrah, plush and feminine with pure mineral-rich cranberry and raspberry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins. The fruit is very expressive with pixelated raspberry coulis, fresh strawberry and subtle mint notes. There is spellbinding focus here and you immediately want to return to the glass for another sip, and another. Outstanding. Drink now-2020.’ Neal Martin 94/100, Wine Advocate (2013)


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Estimate: R 8 000 - 10 000 

Sold for R 6 000
Which is R 6 828 incl Buyer's Premium and VAT


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