"Cote Rotie for a picnic" - Jancis Robison, Weekend FT, JancisRobinson.com
Lovely purple flowers – violets and heather – on the nose. Touch of pepper. Something fresh and juicy and wild that dances across the palate with a vibrant energy you rarely see in wines from south of the equator. Joy in a glass. 12 – 12.5% drink now, what are you waiting for?
Deep and inky nose with black olive tapenade, toasted blueberries, wet stone, flint and pepper. Brooding. Decant this. Maybe twice. The palate certainly sits firmly on the Syrah side of the Shiraz/Syrah divide. The texture is sinewy, with cocoa-laced tannins wrapped taught around those black olives and, blueberries. Both dusty and fresh, this is a bottle of contradictions that reveals something new with every glass; every sip. Violently decant twice – let it breathe deep for it has quite the story to tell. 14.5% drink now - 2022
On the nose blackcurrant fool, cool violets. Deep purple flowers, crème de myrtille, plums and a whiff of crushed rose petals. Incredibly weightless and cool on the palate at present, yet finely woven, coaxing tannins. - Imogen Taylor, Swig
No 16 in Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 for 2016 of best of the best after taking into account overall quality and value. Mullineux were also awarded Mullineux 'Winery of the Year'. This perfumed Syrah has notes of spicy citrus rind, refined black fruit, violets and lilies. The palate is elegant and restrained yet with good body and a silky texture balanced by a fresh, natural acidity. The finish is long with supple tannins. We recommend decanting if drunk within the first 3 to 5 years after bottling.
Samantha O'Keefe is back, with a second vintage of this stunning Syrah, from her remote estate in Greyton. This is groundbreaking, pioneering Syrah. It's like France discovering a new area in the Rhône for making Hermitage. The 2014 was incredible and this is better still. Samantha O'Keefe thinks it’s the best wine she has ever made.
"This is another superb effort from Keermont." - 91 points, The Wine Advocate
Black olives, plums, violets and wet granite on the nose, with a savoury whisper of cured peppered beef. The palate manages to be dark and bright all at once. Intense plum and blueberry fruit, black olive tapenade and crushed peppercorns all beaten with leather and cured meat. Perfumed notes of purple flowers, cloves and cinnamon. The texture is silky and balanced perfectly with the classic structure. This is a wine with resonance. It hums like a pulsar orbiting the centre of a black hole.
The Keermont Syrah 2013 has a lighter intensity cherry red colour. On the nose it exudes primary characters of fresh cut herbs, lavender and blueberries as well as more savoury vanilla notes. The wine is soft and elegant on entry with flavours of red apple, spicy fruit and a hint of stemminess. Dusty tannins and a fresh acidity hold the tension of the wine into a long, dry succulent finish. Drink 2016-2024.
Here at Swig we absolutely adore being a bit silly and having some fun but occassionaly even we acknowledge that being grown up is necessary and this is one grown up, elegant and sophisticated wine! It has delicate floral top notes which are in perfect harmony with the spicy rich fruity character of Shiraz. An excuse to put on your favourite classical composer and indulge as only the most refined do.
Out of the single vineyard series, the Schist has the most structure to it. Red and black fruit, fynbos and lavender plus a touch of white pepper on the nose. Excellent fruit purity, fresh acidity and a nicely grippy finish. Intense but not weighty, intricate and refined, extraordinary long on the finish – truly memorable.
"Flirts with perfection" - 99 points, Robert Parker