Het eerste rapport van James Suckling over Zuid-Afrika. Met een flink aantal goede score’s voor mijn wijnhuizen (kijk op https://www.facebook.com/WineMatters), maar voor de wijnen van Mullineux vraag ik extra aandacht. Goede beschrijvingen en hoge punten, leuk!
MULLINEUX CHENIN BLANC SWARTLAND GRANITE 2016
This is extremely complex on the nose with aromas of sliced dried apples and peaches. Hints of honey. Full body, layered and powerful yet dry and focused. Such composure and focus. Drink now.
MULLINEUX SYRAH SWARTLAND IRON 2015
Spice box, blueberry compote and blackberry puree. Hot stones, vanilla, sweet meats and incense follow and spring out of the glass. The palate is very supple, all thanks to the juicy tannins. And the tangy acidity lifts the blue fruit to a long, chewy finish. Drink in 2020.
MULLINEUX SWARTLAND STRAW WINE 2017
Dried peach stones, apricot tart, dried mangoes, caramelized oranges, creme brulee, banoffee pie, a touch of citrus, orange marmalade and creme caramel. Sweet with a dense, full, oily texture, but there’s some lovely, high acidity right at the back of the palate. Drink now.
MULLINEUX SYRAH SWARTLAND GRANITE 2015
Lots of black plums, dark cherry compote, baking spices, vanilla and resin. Full body and tons of rich dark fruit, but it’s so well supported by a stream of fresh acidity and a firm tannin backbone. A long finish. Drink in 2020.
MULLINEUX CHENIN BLANC SWARTLAND QUARTZ 2016
Aromas of sliced pineapples, peach and pears follow through to a medium to full body with pretty subtle fruit. A clean and vivid finish. Dry and fruity. Drink now.
MULLINEUX SWARTLAND OLD VINES 2016
Lots of dried mangoes, dried apricots and dried papaya, as well as cream undertones. Full-bodied, dense and layered with a beautiful line of acidity and a nutmeg finish. Drink now. A blend of 62% chenin blanc, 15% grenache blanc, 11% viognier, 8% clairette blanche and 4% semillon. Drink now.
MULLINEUX SYRAH SWARTLAND 2016
A blue-fruited and deliciously fresh syrah that shows blueberries, black peppers and Chinese spices. Medium-bodied, linear and refined with polished tannins and a succulent, violet-flavored finish. Screw cap. Drink or hold.
(ik vermoed dat hier de Kloof Street red is geproefd)