FIVE STARS 93/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
A gorgeous 2019 Syrah crafted by acclaimed Hawke's Bay winemaker Rod McDonald. These single estate wines are rich, mouthfilling and long-lived. Classic peppery aromas on the nose with plum and berry characters on the palate. Climb in.
The winery writes "Grapes for this wine were grown on our deep gravel vineyards west of Hastings. White pepper and thyme aromas lead into a palate that is full and rounded. Plum and blueberry flavours give way to an attractive savoury character."
Sam Kim writes "Pristine and elegant, the bouquet shows dark plum, spiced cherry, floral, thyme and clove aromas, followed by a juicy palate delivering gentle weight and flowing texture. Offering excellent fruit purity, it's well structured by fine grainy tannins, finishing firm and lingering."