Mullineux White Blend 2011

Member Review by Erica Landin:

Mullineux, the garagiste winery by young couple Chris and Andréa Mullineux, are making record speed at winning wine writers' hearts. Their wines, over the board, are excellent. No need (in my mind) to hit their prestige bottlings of Syrah - their "regular" shiraz is anything but regular. Same for their sweet straw wine, and for this white blend. Dominated by old-vine chenin blanc from the Swartland area of South Africa, it is a wine with both ample fruit and ample toasted nuttiness. The 2011 made me think of fresh pancakes with cloudberry jam. A must-try. Yum, yum, yum.

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Mullineux Family Wines:
We are a small, highly focused Family winery based in the village of Riebeek Kasteel producing a select Family of hand-crafted wines from the granite and shale based terroirs of the Swartland Region of South Africa.   The Swartland is a beautiful and wild place. The landscape is a series of rolling hills, with a few significant outcrops of rock that form the Paardeberg, Riebeek Kaste... Read more
We are a small, highly focused Family winery based in the village of Riebeek Kasteel producing a select Family of hand-crafted wines from the granite and shale based terroirs of the Swartland Region of South Africa.   The Swartland is a beautiful and wild place. The landscape is a series of rolling hills, with a few significant outcrops of rock that form the Paardeberg, Riebeek Kasteel and Piketberg Mountains. It is not an easy place to establish vines, and is a region that has as much of an influence on the vineyards and people who farm there as the people have on the land itself. This brings to mind what film director David von Ancken has to say about the old American West.   “The primal, universal power of the landscape strips away everything but the truth of men’s souls.”   In much the same way, we feel the Swartland landscape bares the souls of grape vines, and in those varieties that can take the ruggedness, true personality of site is revealed. Read less
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Snooth User: Erica Landin
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5.00 5
10/16/2012

Mullineux, the garagiste winery by young couple Chris and Andréa Mullineux, are making record speed at winning wine writers' hearts. Their wines, over the board, are excellent. No need (in my mind) to hit their prestige bottlings of Syrah - their "regular" shiraz is anything but regular. Same for their sweet straw wine, and for this white blend. Dominated by old-vine chenin blanc from the Swartland area of South Africa, it is a wine with both ample fruit and ample toasted nuttiness. The 2011 made me think of fresh pancakes with cloudberry jam. A must-try. Yum, yum, yum.


Snooth User: MrRiesling
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3.00 5
03/30/2014

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