Mullineux, Syrah Schist
Swartland, Coastal Region, South Africa
The 2016 Schist Syrah is mineral-driven on the nose with dark fruit, a dusty expression, subtle herbs and soft floral and violet aromas. Medium to full-bodied, the palate shows a grippy structure that is pleasing now but will improve over time. A bold yet elegant wine with an expression that echoes that of the Northern Rhône, this is a beautiful, mineral-driven Syrah with texture and finesse, ending with a clean and correct finish with a tight tannic grip.