This is soft, sensuous Hawke's Bay wine; the first syrah from the Helio 'passion project' conceived by Clearview winemaker Matt Kirby, his wife Sarah (ex Felton Road) and filmmaker Dave Nash. Gorgeously presented in wax sealed bottles and using high quality cork closures, this is a supple, flowing syrah with classic regional spiced plum and anise characters. Flowing, and oh so attractive, this 2020 release nails the more feminine style that we wish more Hawke's Bay producers would adopt. Lovely wine in the modern New Zealand Syrah context. Highly recommended.