Online-Only Auction, 16 - 23 August 2021

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R 5 277
Lot 496
Mullineux; Granite Syrah; 2012; 3 (1 x 3); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 5 500 - 6 500
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 5 277
Location
Item in Wine Storage

About this Item

Granite Syrah, 2012
3 (1 x 3) 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 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 four times Platter's Winery of the Year (2014, 2016, 2019 and 2020).
Grapes for the Granite Syrah are sourced from a single parcel of 24 year old dry land, bush vines grown in the decomposed granite of the Paardeberg. This is the parcel of Syrah that gives the best expression of the Paardeberg’s terroir – freshness and perfume.

Critics Ratings

‘An illuminating demonstration of the effect of terroir in this range of wines. 2012 from single Perdeberg vineyard on granite-based soils is very tightly focused & flinty, least expressive of the quartet of Syrahs. Intense fruit & oak tannins, slow evolving, but like siblings below, built for a decade. Infanticide now, but richly rewarding in the future.’ – Platter’s SA Wine Guide, 4.5*

‘About 100 cases of each of these soil-type bottlings. Very deep soils and never water stressed, also greener and quite a luscious nose. But on the palate it is sinewy and only lightly treacly. Quite racy and refined.’ – Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com, 17.5/20 (Jan 2015)

‘The 2012 Mullineux Granite Syrah is 100% whole-bunch fermented and raised in 50% new oak. It has a sublime, mineral bouquet with fine tension with blackberry, dark plum, wet stone and touches of candied orange peel. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, crisp acidity, fine grip with quite a pointed, assertive boysenberry and peaty finish. This is a very fine Syrah, although this year it is outclassed by the Schist.’ – Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 92/100 (Oct 2014)

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client


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