Mullineux Syrah 2015

Grapes for this wine from Andrea and Chris Mullineux come from seven different vineyards planted variously on schist, granite and iron soils across the Swartland. Fermentation was 50% whole-bunch and maturation lasted 14 months in a combination of 225-litre and 500-litre barrels plus 2000-litre foudre, 15% new. Total production is 31 560 bottles and 580 […]

September 20, 2017
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Mullineux Essence 2012

Andrea Mullinuex says of her fixation with straw wine that it is an effort to “showcase the sun” – botrytis is difficult to obtain locally while harvesting late means forfeiting acidity so instead she opts for grapes that have been dried which has the effect of “concentrating everything”. Mullineux Essence 2012 is from Chenin Blanc […]

September 13, 2017
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Mullineux Single Terroir new releases

It’s fascinating how different winemakers react to the Western Cape’s extended drought, Andrea and Chris Mullineux’s Single Terroir wines seemingly as assured as ever. Mullineux Granite Chenin Blanc 2016 Wine Cellar price: R530 Grapes from two Paardeberg vineyards. A top note of fresh herbs before white peach and yellow earth on the nose. Great fruit […]

September 12, 2017
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Mullineux Old Vines White 2015

Dry and early was 2015 as a vintage in the Swartland and in the case of the White Mullineux 2015, this appears to have led to extra fruit concentration with maybe a little freshness lost relative to previous vintages (read 2014 review here). A blend of 73% Chenin Blanc, 13% Clairette Blanche, 7% Viognier and […]

April 9, 2017
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Leeu Passant range

Andrea and Chris Mullineux who have established an exceptional reputation working with Swartland vineyards have been working on a new project with Indian businessman Analjit Singh for the past few years, grapes sourced from across the Cape. The first of these wines from the 2015 vintage and carrying the Leeu Passant label have now been […]

March 26, 2017
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Top six wines of August 2016

Here are our six most highly rated current-release wines of last month: Sadie Family Wines The Old Vine Series Skurfberg 2015 – 97 (read original review here) David & Nadia Hoë-Steen Chenin Blanc 2015 – 96 (read original review here) Sadie Family Wines The Old Vine Series ‘T Voetpad 2015 – 96 (read original review […]

September 1, 2016
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Mullineux Single Terroir new releases

Mullineux Granite Chenin Blanc 2015 Wine Cellar price: R505 From two Paardeberg vineyards, 39 and 43 years old. A hint of reduction plus pear, white peach and wild herbs. The palate is lean and angular – very fresh with a pithy finish. #WinemagRating: 91/100. Mullineux Quartz “Leliefontein” Chenin Blanc 2015 Wine Cellar price: R505 From […]

August 23, 2016
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Mullineux Mourvèdre 2013

Though widely grown in the more Mediterranean parts of France and Spain, Mourvèdre is never going to be massively popular. It needs a hot, dry climate for it is very late ripening and it typically makes rather potent, somewhat gamey wines. The Mourvèdre 2013 which Swartland producer Mullineux offered to its club members defies the […]

June 20, 2016
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