An exploration of wine

951. Mullineux, Syrah Swartland, 2011

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Book 5 Wine 951

SAR??; 13.5%

A great way to start our South African study trip, and to finish Book 5. On the excellent wine list at Signal on the V&A Waterfront, I ordered this, but chatting to Marlvin their Sommelier, he switched the listed 2012 for the older 2011. And brought comparative glasses of the richer (but also good) De Trafford Shiraz. The Mullineux showed classic cooler-climate Syrah style, but with some richness of the region. Medium-deep ruby. Beautiful black pepper and bacon fat notes over redder fruit than the De Trafford. Elegance on the palate given by bright acidity, medium body, and very supple, finely-crafted tannins. Long.

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