FIVE STARS 93/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Te Awanga's supercool One Off range of small batch wines gives winemaker Rod McDonald the chance to create something a bit different and has earned a huge following with the Advintage Faithful. Dark Night Syrah is the latest release; a Hawke's Bay Syrah with bright flavours in the red berry spectrum, delicate hints of spice and silky tannins. Another winner from the Master of Syrah.
Sam Kim writes "It’s delightfully complex and fragrant on the nose with ripe cherry, game, cedar and dried herb nuances, followed by a beautifully rounded palate displaying succulent fruit flavours backed by refreshing acidity and chalky tannins.”
The winery writes "Beautiful, lifted floral notes and a lovely punchy mouthful of fruit and earth. Bright and vibrant with aromas of raspberries, violets and nutmeg. Silky with great balance and a fine structure. Much like little Dark Night."