2023 Mulline Barrabool Syrah

Highly Rated
Ben Mullen is quickly proving himself one of Victoria's premier makers of elegant, spicy cool climate Syrah.

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Established in 2018 by Ben Mullen and Ben Hine, Mulline Vintners is kicking serious goals, with globally-experienced winemaker Ben Mullen crafting wines that truly reflect their various Geelong origins.

This Syrah is a single-vineyard gem from the Barrabool Hills, planted in 1999. Co-fermented with a touch of Marsanne (just 2%), aged in 25% new French oak, and featuring 25% whole bunches, it showcases meticulous winemaking.

it's very much a cool-climate 'Syrah' style, with notes of purple fruits, olive tapenade, pink peppercorns, and bright florals. The medium-bodied palate is supple yet structured, with silky, long-chained tannins.

Mulline’s 2023 Barrabool Syrah is simply a beautifully crafted wine, balancing the finesse and expressive character that the Mulline wines are quickly becoming known for.

95+ points
"The overwhelming impression, other than ripeness, texture and control, is of craft. It feels meticulous. Sexy, but meticulous. It’s a seriously beautiful wine."
- Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

98% SYRAH / 2% MARSANNE - CLONE 1654, BARRABOOL HILLS, GEELONG
BARWON RIDGE VINEYARD, BARRABOOL, BARRABOOL HILLS - PLANTED 1999
LIMESTONE AND DEEP BLACK LOAM
25% NEW FRENCH OAK, 25% WHOLE BUNCHES
8 MONTHS IN BARREL
13.0% ALC.

97 points - "A new single vineyard from the Barrabool Hills, planted in 1999. Co-fermented with 2% marsanne; 25% whole bunches and matured in puncheons (25% new). A deep, bright, crimson purple. A beautifully crafted Geelong syrah with its expressive bouquet of purple fruits, olive tapenade, pink peppercorns and bright florals. Just as good on the medium-bodied, supple yet focused and structured palate. Silky, long-chained tannins round out a complete and lovely wine." - Philip Rich (Halliday Wine Companion)

95+ points - "Mulline is really humming along. The wines are as good or better every year, it seems. This is silken and svelte and intricate and more. It’s a savoury wine but it’s also the kind of wine that the crowd will love, thanks to its musk-like notes, its softness, its fineness and its finesse. Sweet red and black cherries, woodsy spices, woodsmoke and peppercorns. The overwhelming impression, other than ripeness, texture and control, is of craft. It feels meticulous. Sexy, but meticulous. It’s a seriously beautiful wine." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Mulline Wines

Established in 2018 Mulline Vintners is a double dose of Bens, specifically winemaker Ben Mullen and business brain and wine drinker Ben Hine. Mullen has experience from around the globe, and was most recently winemaker at Clyde Park.

They source fruit from around the Geelong area of Victoria with a focus on Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, working with growers farming sustainably and organically. All steps of the winemaking operation are done with a major focus on looking after the environment.

Their first releases from the 2019 vintage were met with some acclaim - they are definitely young guns to watch out for.

To prevent embarrassment and to encourage rapping couplets... Mulline rhymes with “divine”.

Winemaker Ben Mullen - Geelong, VIC Mulline Wines

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