Red Barrel 2013 Hawke’s Bay and ‘Reserve’ Syrahs

16-Sep-2015
John and Juliette Lockie have a true boutique wine operation based on Te Mata Road at Havelock North in Hawke’s Bay. With previous winegrowing interests, they purchased the small Zepelin vineyard in 2010 replacing the Cabernet Sauvignon with Chardonnay, whilst retaining the Merlot and Syrah, which were planted in 1997. There, they grow 2.6 ha of vines and have made by Dave McKee a tight range of classic Hawke’s Bay styles. Here, I review the new release 2013 Syrah and a ‘Reserve’ Syrah, the first time a wine has been bottled in a super-premium tier, acknowledging the outstanding 2013 growing conditions. www.redbarrel.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Red Barrel Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2013
  • Red Barrel ‘Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2013

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