FIVE STARS 95/100 | Bob Campbell MW "New Zealand’s new premium winemaker."
Quality estate grown Hawkes Bay Syrah that has been finely crafted for the Bostock family by celebrated winemaker Rod McDonald. This is an excellent example of a top flight winemaker stepping up in a difficult Hawkes Bay vintage. The 2017 Bostock Syrah sits somewhere in the middle between the masculine and feminine styles of Hawkes Bay Syrah with a pretty floral nose and spicy characters in the plum and dark red fruit spectrum. Well handled tannins provide a clean finish and plenty of promise should you choose to lay this wine down.
The winery writes "An enticing jostle of elegance and power. Beguiling aromatic purity of violets and freshly ground pepper with a beautiful chalky feel that ignites the excitement cool climate Syrah can convey."
Bob Campbell writes "Elegant, edgy syrah with white and black pepper, violet, rose petal, crushed herb, anise, spice and nutty oak flavours. A lifted, aromatic and quite complex wine that is accessible now but has enough structure and intensity to offer development potential."