4.5 STARS 90/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Wildsong is the exciting new range from winemaker Rod McDonald and the Te Awanga Estate team. The range focuses on finely crafted wines that are 'Grown with respect, made with heart and packed with attitude' and has been a smash hit overseas so we're thrilled to have the range in store.
Rod McDonald has received high international praise for previous syrah releases so we're always excited to see another new syrah. Fruit for this came from the Bridge Pa Triangle and was matured in a mixture of new and seasoned oak for 12 months. It's a rich, ripe wine, loaded with dark berry flavours and hints of toasty oak on the finish. Delish.
The winery writes "Bright, vibrant dark red fruits on the nose with sweet cardamom and cinnamon spice. The palate is warm and rich, with boysenberry, plum and dark roasted spices…I mean, come on!"
Sam Kim writes "Sweetly ripe and spicy at the same time, it's beautifully fragrant on the nose showing dark cherry, plum, olive, cumin and almond notes, leading to a succulent palate delivering ripe fruit intensity combined with plump mouthfeel and fine tannins, making it flavoursome and immediately appealing."