QMX-002

Syrah ‘Swartland’, Mullineux

100% Syrah. Grapes for the Mullineux Syrah come from seven sustainably farmed vineyard parcels in different parts of the Swartland: four parcels planted in the stony Shale and Schist based soils of the Kasteelberg; two parcels of dry-land, bush vines grown in the decomposed Granite of the Paardeberg; and one on the rolling, iron-rich soils west of Malmesbury. Vines are aged between 20 and 27 years. 50% whole cluster fermentation and pigeage occurs once or twice a day during fermentation. Aged 14 months in French oak 225L and 500L barrels and 2000L foudre, 15% new. 13.5% ABV, pH 3.77. 2,630 cases produced.

Producer:
Vintage:
2015
Country:
South Africa
Region:
Swartland
Variety:
Syrah
Color:
Red
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
UPC:
7-84585-01296-1

Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
93
Date:
2017-04-28
Review:
It has a clean and precise bouquet with floral-tinged red berry fruit (red cherry and wild strawberry), nicely focused, and developing more intensity with aeration. The palate is very well balanced with crisp acidity, fine structure,…the sense of energy flowing through on the long finish. Freshness and complexity.
--Neal Martin, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Spectator

Score:
91