PERFECTLY PITCHED DRINK NOW SYRAH
A soft and approachable Hawkes Bay Syrah that has always been a benchmark in this price band. It's floral on the nose with good fruit weight and juicy characters in the dark fruit and blueberry spectrum flooding the palate. A splash of viognier in the blend adds luscious texture and slippery mouthfeel.
The blackberry, spice and liqorice nuances combine to produce a fruit dominant but complex wine. A small inclusion of the white variety Viognier gives the wine beautiful perfume and allows the wine more accessibility while young. This wine is of the lighter style and can happily be enjoyed by the glass or alternatively with a wide range of food, particularly red meat dishes, game or pasta.
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Peppery, toasty, smoky, dark fruited and meaty bouquet. On the palate - fresh and fruity with flavours of blue berries and plums, raspberry, black pepper and freshly smoked meats. Firm tannins, plenty of acidity and a lengthy youthful impact throughout the palate. Balanced and well made, young, but approachable now, an ideal food wine for late Autumn and Winter 2020."