Mullineux Schist Roundstone Syrah 2018

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  • £78.00
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Chris and Andrea Mullineux have garnered most accolades there are to garner in South African wine circles, and an increasing number in international wine circles. Rated as one of the few 'First Growths' of South African wine by Master of Wine and South African specialist Tim Atkin, their wines are among the most desirable the country has to offer.

For me, top Swartland Syrah should already be considered among the world's greatest wine styles. Winemaker Eben Sadie put it best when he said, and I hope I quote him correctly, that in South Africa with wine they are making "tea not coffee", in other words they infuse flavours rather than extract. This is what you see here in the Mullineux's fabulous, enticing, perfumed Schist Syrah, which has a substance and poise redolent of the great reds of the Northern Rhône.

Tim Atkin MW gave the 2018 vintage 97 points and described it as his "pick of the three top Mullineux Syrahs", "world-class", with "incredible focus and grip and a plush, seductive mid palate".

It comes from a small plot of 21-year-old Syrah vines in the stony shale and schist soils of their Roundstone farm on the Kasteelberg in the Swartland. Matured for 21 months in barrel (consisting of a year in 500-litre French oak barrels, one-quarter new, then nine months in second-fill larger foudres), then bottled unfined and unfiltered.

This is their own take: "2018 was the third vintage of the Great Drought in the Cape and yields were again around 25% lower than normal. The Schist is always the most structured Syrah in our Single Terroir range with great length and longevity. Ageing potential 15-25 years. Decanting recommended when opened young."

It's truly a Swartland Syrah for the ages.

Local Collection

You can order online and collect from the shop. Just select "local pickup" at checkout stage. If we don't have enough stock at the time, please contact us because we store most of our wine elsewhere and can usually get more within a few days.

Local Delivery

Local delivery is FREE for orders over £30 and is available within 10 miles of the shop (GU10 1HR). We typically deliver locally ourselves and if you have a specific delivery request please leave a note in the relevant box at checkout stage. We can't guarantee it but we'll always do our best to accommodate it.

If you would like a guaranteed time such as the morning (when we wouldn't normally be out delivering), then you can place an order through our courier service (see below).

National UK Delivery

We can also deliver nationwide. We process orders Tuesday to Friday and if your order is received before 1pm we can usually get it to you next working day. Again if you have any specific delivery requests please let us know and we'll do our best to help.

 Delivery options Order value Delivery charge Timings
Standard (next day)*

£100+

Below £100

FREE

£13.50

Mon-Fri,

9.00-17.30

Standard pre-12.30

£100+

Below £100

£13.00

£25.50

Mon-Fri,

9.00-12.30

Standard pre-10.30

£100+

Below £100

£17.00

£29.50

Mon-Fri,

9.00-10.30

Isle of Wight**

£100

Below £100

£24.00

£12.50

Mon-Fri,

9.00-17.30

Scottish Highlands & Islands***

£100+

Below £100

£19.50

£33.00

Mon-Fri,

9.00-17.30

Northern Ireland

£100+

Below £100

£25.00

£39.00

Mon-Fri,

9.00-17.30

 

*Next day is not available if ordered on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday, in which instance the order will be processed on Tuesday for delivery Wednesday

**Isle of Wight post codes PO30-PO41

***Scottish Highlands & Irelands includes the following post codes: AB37 & AB38, AB41 - AB56, FK19-FK21, HS, IV, KA27-KA28, KW, PA20-PA78, PH15-PH50, ZE 

 

Important Notes

  • For National Delivery you will receive a tracking code for our courier APC as part of your fulfilment confirmation e-mail
  • We cannot deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays
  • If possible, please let us know where your order can be left if you are going to be out
  • Use the appropriate notes box to leave any delivery instructions
  • For National Deliveries if unsuccessful APC will leave a card for you to rearrange your delivery

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NB: This can't be combined automatically with other discount codes, sorry! Contact us and we'll be able to advise further.

Some frequently asked questions.

Yes! If you subscribe to our e-mail newsletter (see below) you can benefit from our same in-store case discounts when buying online.

Buying 6-11 bottles? Use code PIP6CASE at checkout for a 5% discount.

Buying 12+ bottles? Use code PIP12CASE at checkout for a 10% discount.

NB: This can't be combined automatically with other discount codes, sorry! Contact us and we'll be able to advise further if that affects you.

Every wine we sell at Pip comes with our seal of approval and we guarantee that If a wine is corked, faulty, or it's absolutely not for you, we will replace it with a second attempt at the same wine or something else at the same value.

And if you would prefer a refund, please read our full refund policy here.

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