Online-Only Auction, 16 - 23 August 2021

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R 6 449
Lot 500
  • Mullineux; Schist Syrah; 2012; 3 (1 x 3); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 6 000 - 8 000
Selling Price
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R 6 449
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

Schist 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 Schist Syrah are sourced from a single parcel of sustainably farmed 21 year old vines planted in the stony Shale and Schist soils of Roundstone Farm on the Kasteelberg. This parcel of Syrah gives the best expression of the Kasteelberg’s terroir – density and structure.

Critics Ratings

'2012 perfumed red berries & white pepper aromas provide a glimpse of future delights from single-vineyard Kasteelberg fruit. Palate bound up in dry, chalky tannins from schist-derived soils (same as 2011 (5 stars)), a structured vintage & vinification techniques (the latter identical for all these reds). Pedigree to age.' - Platter's SA Wine Guide 2015, 4.5*

The 2012 Mullineux Schist Syrah has a more feminine bouquet than the Granite Syrah, perhaps a little more harmonious with blackberry, chalk, redder fruit and perhaps less floral than the Granite Syrah. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent and fleshier tannins than the Granite. It is underpinned by a taut line of acidity and is blessed with a very harmonious and satin-like smooth finish that lingers in the mouth, the minerality coming through on the aftertaste. This is a stunning Syrah from Chris and Andrea and their finest 2012. - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 95/100 (Oct 2014)

'Part Roundstone vineyard and part Kloofenberg. Well drained, more water stress, and hotter. Less blue than the Granite and Iron. Peppery nose. Very tense and lively. A bit denser than the Granite. Electric tension.' - Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com, 17.5/20 (Jan 2015)

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client


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