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Mullineux Syrah 2017

Swartland, Coastal Region, South AfricaThe Mullineux classic Syrah is drawn from 11 parcels across the 3 Swartland syrah soil types they work with: granite, schist, and iron. Vines are between 22-29 years old. In 2017 they employed 20% whole bunch, and used more bigger format barrels than previous years, mixing 225L, 500L and foudres (15% new wood in the mix). After 1 year in wood, this was blended into tank for another year's rest. In the draught 2017 year, berries were very small, and resulting wines quite intense. The swing of reduction I noted on this wine upon tasting a couple times in 2019 is a shadow now, leading directly into wild, dark perfumed blackberries, cassis, thorns, and broken stones, through to a kirsch licked finish. The palate holds its stony freshness, and tannins are lightly sticky, yet firm, well integrated into the savoury fruit. Aging beautifully, with a long life ahead.Tasted: 18 January 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 58.00 private wine shops Producer: Mullineux WinesDistributors: Sur Lie
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Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 109028