Mulline Modewarre Syrah

Mulline Modewarre Syrah


Regular price $60.00 Sale


Mulline Vintners is a collaboration between Ben Mullen, a qualified viticulturist and winemaker, and Ben Hine, a lawyer and the business mind behind the project. Together, the two Bens set out to produce high-quality wines made with fruit grown throughout the surrounding Geelong region, Moorabool Valley, Surf Coast, and Bellarine Peninsula. They purchase fruit from like-minded growers and have their own home vineyard and winery in Portarlington. A breath of fresh air for the Geelong region, Mulline is a young, passionate, forward-thinking collaboration injecting new life and energy into the Geelong wine scene and collecting a lot of critical praise along the way.  

Tasting Note

This wine is warming and generous, with beautiful layers of flavour and ripe tannins. It has dark fruit like blackberry and boysenberry, bitter dried herbs and violets, and a nice meatiness. The fruit comes from the Brown Magpie vineyard in Modewarre within the Surf Coast sub-region of Geelong. 50% of the fruit is left as whole bunches for fermentation, the whole bunch character has been integrated into the wine seamlessly.

‘This is an excellent cool climate shiraz. It presents a body of washy, spicy, fruit-ripe flavour before then spreading out and running impressively through the finish. Mulline sure is in hot form. Musk, red and black cherries, strawberries and boysenberries. Indeed, basically, there are lots of berried notes here, at various stages of freshness, sweetness, ripeness and pippy-ness. The musk-like notes add a soft veneer, but the energy of the wine is not hindered. The aftertaste throws nut shells into the fray, which in turn adds a sternness. Soft, loud, stern, soft; that’s the by-play here. It’s a two-hander, you might say. The net effect is that it’s very good.’ – Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front 94 Points