Online-Only Auction, 16 - 23 August 2021

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R 5 628
Lot 498
Mullineux; Iron Syrah; 2012; 3 (1 x 3); 750ml
  • Mullineux; Iron Syrah; 2012; 3 (1 x 3); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 5 000 - 6 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 5 628
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

Iron 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 Iron Syrah are sourced from a single parcel of 19 year old organically farmed dry land bush vines on the rolling hills with iron-rich soils west of Malmesbury. This parcel of Syrah gives the best expression of the “koffieklip” terroir – broadness and mid-palate.

Critics Ratings

‘Iron-rich soils in the Malmesbury hills impart a distinct ferrous, meaty tone to 2012. Very tightly coiled & unyielding in youth, with muscular intensity. All elements in place & keepability evident, built for a decade.’ – Platter’s SA Wine Guide, 4.5*

‘Kastielsig vineyard. Next door to a vineyard that supplies a lot of fruit for Boekenhoutskloof’s Chocolate Block. Dense and rich. Rather voluptuous. Rich and with a skein of mineral-ish dry tannins throughout.’ – Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com, 17/20 (Jan 2015)

‘Andrea Mullineux told me that their debut 2012 Mullineux Iron Syrah has been the hardest cru to fine-tune over the years. Indeed, it has been trialed since 2005 but never bottled…until now. “We have been working hard to perfect the acidity here and it’s been important to get life into the soil, getting the vineyard healthy, so that it can be picked with good acidity. Because it is dry farmed, in a space of three days, it can god from 22 to 26 Brix – so picking decision is critical,” she said. It has a subtle marine influence coming through on the nose with macerated black cherries, boysenberry jam and touches of iodine. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, quite grainy tannins, very nicely poised with touches of fig and marmalade towards the slightly saline finish. This is a strong debut to form the trio of Syrah single "terroir" offerings.’ – Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 93/100 (Oct 2014)

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client


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