FOUR STARS | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
A gorgeous 2017 Syrah crafted by acclaimed Hawkes Bay winemaker Rod McDonald. These single estate wines are rich, mouthfilling and long-lived. Classic white pepper, thyme and violet aromas lead into a palate that is elegant and pure. Climb in!
Raymond Chan writes: "Dark ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, a little paler on the rim. The nose is soft with a moderately deep and concentrated core of fresh dark raspberries harmoniously entwined with fresh and dark herbs, and an amalgam of nutty oak and soft earthy elements. Medium-bodied, the palate has a softly restrained, rounded core of harmoniously integrated flavours of succulent raspberry fruit, red cherries and a hint of liquorice along with herb and nutty detail. The mouthfeel is soft with light, supple tannin extraction and fresh, lacy acidity in the background."