93 pts Wine Advocate
Broad, expressive and mineral-focused on the nose, the 2018 Iron Syrah begins with dark, opulent blackberry, black raspberry and dusty plum skin with notions of black pepper and savory herbs. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is focused, tight and food-friendly and could benefit from an additional year in the bottle. However, it will undoubtedly drink gracefully until its 20th birthday and just beyond. The wine ends with a food-friendly and firm yet spectacular finish; just give it time. 2023-2040
93 pts Vinous
The 2018 Syrah Iron has a high-toned nose delivering more blue fruit than the Schist Syrah, and certainly more floral and perhaps Rhône-like in style. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannins on the entry and granular in texture. Wonderful tension and mineralité come through on the graphite-tinged finish. This might ultimately be my pick from Mullineux’s Syrahs.”
Brimming with flavours of wild blueberry and dark plum that lead, into hints of tomato leaf, aromatic allspice and a floral complexity. The full-bodied meatiness of this wine, has a freshness and long finish that intertwines with its fine grain tannins. The IRON Syrah with its natural extract, deep perfume and round mid-palate, is always the most open and attractive of the three single soil Syrahs in its youth. Can be aged 10-20 years.