Mullineux Syrah 2010

Chris and Andrea Mullineux are pretty much on fire as a winemaking team at the moment as three 5-Star ratings in the current edition of Platter’s testifies, the wines in question being the White Blend 2010, Syrah 2009 and Straw Wine 2010. Stock of these wines obviously didn’t take long to move and last night […]

March 9, 2012
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CE’s top 12 wines of 2011

Below are my dozen best wines for 2011. To appear on the list, they had to be from South Africa and in general circulation. Where I encountered them blind, I scored them well enough but they appear here in that they provided me with great drinking pleasure. Some are established benchmarks, others are relative newcomers […]

December 5, 2011
by Christian
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A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines White 2007

With the second annual Swartland Revolution set to take place on 11.11.11 plus the following day, expect saturation social media coverage of the wines from Adi Badenhorst, Andrea and Chris Mullineux and Eben Sadie as well as host of other indie winemakers during that period. It is, for instance, remarkable that Grape.co.za editor Tim James […]

October 27, 2011
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Platter’s 2012: Wines rated 5 Stars

45 wines out of a total of 140 nominated have earned a rating of 5 Stars in Platter’s 2012 (compared to 58 out of 150 in the 2011 edition). Of these, 19 were red, 16 were white, six were unfortified sweet wine, two were Méthode Cap Classique and two were Port. Boekenhoutskloof, Mullineux Family Wines […]

October 11, 2011
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Topical pic – the wines served at CE’s big Four-Oh b’day party

Yours truly turned 40 yesterday and here’s why he feels like 50 today: Klein Optenhorst Méthode Cap Classique Pinot Noir 2009, Jordan Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2009 and Kloof Street Swartland Rouge 2009 by Mullineux Family Wines. The bubbly from a 0.25ha vineyard on my parents-in-law’s Wellington property and made by Graham Beck’s Pieter Ferreira; […]

May 16, 2011
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Topical pic: Family Mullineux visits Klein Optenhorst during Wellington Harvest Festival

The Wellington Harvest Festival took place this past weekend and I spent it pouring the Klein Optenhorst Pinot Noir Cap Classique 2009, grapes from my parents-in-law’s property that they own  in the area and the wine made by Graham Beck’s Pieter Ferreira. When Chris and Andrea Mullineux of Swartland label Mullineux Family Wines paid a […]

March 22, 2011
by Christian
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