17.5 / 20
“Chris and Andrea Mullineux’ wines are now regarded as some of the very best in South Africa” (Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak).
94 points / 100
The 2019 White Old Vines was left without additional sulfur on its lees until spring and matured in foudres and 500-litre used barrels for nine months. It has a fragrant bouquet of nutmeg, hazelnut and touches of white chocolate, suggestions of orange blossom developing with aeration. The palate is well balanced with a wonderful, tensile opening, hinting at marmalade, quince and subtle walnut and smoky notes on the finish, which has real gusto. This is a wonderful white blend from Chris and Andrea Mullineux.
Intense honey and beeswax on the nose. This is such a classic wine that has never disappointed but you can taste the extra concentration in this vintage.
An untutored palate might assume wrongly that this wine has some sweetness because it's so rich.
Satin texture and waves of flavour including green leaves and Cape gooseberries. Long, subtle and thoroughly admirable.
Fresh and richly textured