NEW! Mullineux Straw Wine, Swartland, South Africa 2016 (37.5cl)

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NEW! Mullineux Straw Wine, Swartland, South Africa 2016 (37.5cl)

27.95

One of the great sweet wine treasures of the world, this is a stunning Chenin Blanc straw wine that contains some botrytised fruit and if you don't know what that means, it translates roughly as scrumdiddlyumptious. On the dessert wine scale it sits somewhere between a light Sauternes and a rich Tokaji and if you don't know what that means, it translates roughly as yummalicious! It's an epiphany of apricots (ooooh!) a maelstrom of marmalades (oooooooh!) and a cornucopia of confectioneries (oooooooh!). Indulgently rich, yet rivetingly acidulated, it's the perfect way to round off a meal with cheese or pud. It is only made in tiny quantities and the vintage sells out soon after release, so grab some while you can. 10% alc. 37.5cl. Drink now-2028. 

The Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Straw Wine was slightly deeper in color compared to the 2015. Because of the drought, the berries were smaller and skins thicker, leading to more concentration, although there is still just 8% alcohol. It has a complex bouquet, perhaps more so than the 2015 with a subtle waxy/resinous note that underlies the honeyed aromas, hints of apricot and marmalade emerging with time. The palate is beautifully balanced with superb tension and vibrancy, the acidity outstanding (it would be piercing were it not for the 366 grams per liter of residual sugar). There is plenty of energy here, an orgiastic straw wine that lacquers on the seductive honeyed notes, with a more phenolic finish than the 2015 that lends the intellectual slant, if you are not totally seduced. This is one of the best straw wines that the Mullineuxs have produced." 97 points 

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