jamie goode's wine blog: Great value Shiraz, part 7

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Great value Shiraz, part 7

Another great Syrah. Now this isn't cheap, but it's great value for what is certainly one of South Africa's top 5 examples of this grape. Buy, buy, buy!

Mullineux Syrah 2008 Swartland, South Africa
A brilliant first vintage from Chris Mullineux. This has a profound nose of sweet dark fruits which provide a backdrop to the meaty, dark olive, spice and black pepper notes. There are real hints of the northern Rhône here, but with a bit more richness. The palate is sweetly fruited and rich with depth and power, showing notes of blackberry, spice, olives and herbs. Quite meaty with a lushness alongside the savoury intensity. Youthful and complex. 93/100 (£16.50 Berry Bros & Rudd)

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At 5:54 AM, Anonymous Keith Prothero said...

Thanks for note Jamie.
The second shipment of the wine has now arrived and shortly it will be available at a few other selected merchants including the Sampler,Swig,Jeroboams and Handfords.

At 10:42 PM, Blogger Donald Edwards said...

Yep, tasted this at the boutiqe wines trade tasting and thought it was one of the wines of the day.


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