Mulline Bannockburn Syrah 2019

Victoria
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£32.95 per bottle
94 in stock

Picture  2021 Best Shiraz Wines - Wine Companion Awards

98 points - Stuart McCloskey “The fragrance is quite extraordinary and certainly one of the sexiest with blueberries, blackcurrant and damson – an entire hedgerow of ripe black fruits.  The palate feel is velvety and the sweet fruit saturates every facet. This is far from a ‘big’ blousy wine as Ben’s careful hands are again on show. The freshness is astonishing as are the perfectly judged oak and acidity. Incredibly fine and filled with lots of verve. Amazing purity and I wouldn’t be surprised if key critics (those who appreciate this style) make this wine the next Aussie (Syrah) cult. Perfect balance and the approachability is difficult to comprehend. Very, very beautiful and an amazing UK debut.” 

97 Points - James Halliday "Hand-picked, wild yeast-open fermented with 25% whole bunches, twice-daily pumpovers, 10 days on skins, pressed to oak (20% new) for mlf, no further movement pre-blending/bottling. Good colour; spicy black pepper and licorice; great line and length to its ocean of sweet black fruits."

• 100% Syrah - Clone PT23, Moorabool Valley, Geelong - Planted 1990

• Bannockburn Vineyard, Kelly Lane, Bannockburn

• Limestone clay with a very shallow topsoil horizon

• 20% New French Oak

• 25% Whole Bunch

• 9 months in Barrel

• 13% Alc.

• 120 dozen produced

Taste & Aroma

Picture  2021 Best Shiraz Wines - Wine Companion Awards

98 points - Stuart McCloskey “The fragrance is quite extraordinary and certainly one of the sexiest with blueberries, blackcurrant and damson – an entire hedgerow of ripe black fruits.  The palate feel is velvety and the sweet fruit saturates every facet. This is far from a ‘big’ blousy wine as Ben’s careful hands are again on show. The freshness is astonishing as are the perfectly judged oak and acidity. Incredibly fine and filled with lots of verve. Amazing purity and I wouldn’t be surprised if key critics (those who appreciate this style) make this wine the next Aussie (Syrah) cult. Perfect balance and the approachability is difficult to comprehend. Very, very beautiful and an amazing UK debut.” 

97 Points - James Halliday "Hand-picked, wild yeast-open fermented with 25% whole bunches, twice-daily pumpovers, 10 days on skins, pressed to oak (20% new) for mlf, no further movement pre-blending/bottling. Good colour; spicy black pepper and licorice; great line and length to its ocean of sweet black fruits."

Glassware

Glassware

Zalto Denk-Art Bordeaux Glass

The Zalto Bordeaux glass is recommended for weightier style reds, probably our most widely used glass when tasting in house, this glass is great for many different wines. The large bowl helping aerate and soften tannins whilst accentuating the wine's depth and concentration. The Bordeaux glass is the ideal choice for Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Zinfandel, Bordeaux or Rhône style blends and many other red wines. Surprisingly, it is also the glass of choice for oaked Chardonnay, the shape of the bowl accentuating the balance of ripe fruits and oak.

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Buy wines from Victoria, Australia

Despite being the second smallest state in Australia, Victoria is home to over 600 wineries, more than any other wine-producing state. However, Victoria does not produce the most wine, as rather than producing mass quantities of cheaper wine, its wineries tend to be smaller and more boutique in style. The cool climate here produced by the coastal areas means that a wide range of wines can be made, from stunningly complex Chardonnay’s and delicate Pinot Noirs in the Yarra Yarra Valley, to savoury and rich Shiraz from Heathcote and iconic fortified wines from Rutherglen.

Our favourite producers from the Victoria region include By Farr and from the Heathcote area, Wild Duck Creek.

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