Intensity of colour and complexity of aromatic profile give a hint to the subtle power in this wine. With an exotic nose that wafts between black cherry, an edge of pepper, and perfumed florals, this sophisticated wine reveals lovely spice amidst a wave of dense black fruit and savoury meaty flavours that lingers on the palate and leaves you begging for more.
Subtle and silky, the persistent tannins bring a level of added intensity to this serious, balanced and concentrated expression of Syrah.
Michael Cooper 4.5/5 Stars
The refined 2019 vintage (4.5*) was estate-grown and hand-picked at Pakipaki, south-west of Hastings and Havelock North. A graceful, full-bodied red, it has strong, plummy, spicy flavours, finely textured, savoury and lingering.
Candice Chow 94 points
A savoury Syrah with fine-grained tannins full-bodied structure, fine acidity and a delicately spiced finish.