Mullineux Old Vines White 2016 Wine Review
Mullineux Old Vines White 2016
Swartland W.O., South Africa
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 93/100
Winemakers Chris and Andrea Mullineux have created a gorgeous blend of mainly Chenin Blanc with Clairette, Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Sauvignon Gris and Semillon grapes. Aromas of dry honey, apricot and golden apple. The vines are sustainably farmed. Pair with roast chicken.
Food pairings: grilled fatty fish, fried chicken, smoked whitefish.
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This Mullineux Old Vines White 2016 was reviewed on May 26, 2018 by Natalie MacLean
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|Greg Hughes rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Swartland, in South Africa, is deemed 'new world' in wine parlance, but it has a long viticultural history. They've been maing wine a long time and there is a tremendous amount of talent there.
Andrea Mullineaux trained as a winemaker at U.C. Davis, in California. She has started to garner attention for her wonderful expression of Chenin Blanc (sometimes called Steen, in South Africa).
This Chenin Blanc based wine also contains Clairette, Viognier, Semillon, and Sauvignon Gris (a rare and delicious mutation of Sauv Blanc).
It is a delicate shimmering lemon-white.
Aromatically, very much like high end Loire Chenin, but more muscular and fruity. Good texture, in the glass.
Peach, nectarine, tangerine, almond, and lemon zest. Lots of energizing freshness.
The flavours are fresh, with loads of honeysuckle and a dash of kitchen spice. The fruit are concentrated and delicious. More stone fruit and citrus, but also sweet melon. It is a dry wine, with tons of juicy flavour.
Pair this lovely wine with scampi, crab legs, or maybe oysters. Something equally as elegant. This shpuld age gracefully for at least half a decade too.
This wine and the people who made it (the Mullineaux family) are worth watching.
|Mullineux Old Vines White 2016 is a blend of mostly Old Vines Chenin Blanc with Clairette, Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Sauvignon Gris and Semillon from the Swartland wine region. South Africa Swartland W.O. and produced by Chris and Andrea Mullineux, Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines. - Community Wine Reviews|
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