The Landing Bay of Islands Syrah 2013

Syrah from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 26-Sep-2017
Full, dark, black-hued red, near impenetrable, with slight purple hues. The nose is softly full with gentle, near ethereal aromatics, featuring a black-fruited core with earth and mineral nuances, and some savoury dried herb and secondary earthy notes appearing. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rounded with a good core of ripe blackberry fruit harmoniously intermixed with savoury earthy notes and slight secondary dried herb elements. The mouthfeel is smooth and velvety, with fine-grained tannin extract and balanced acidity. The fruit has drive and line, carrying to a taut, fine-textured, lingering finish. This is a harmonious, fine-textured Syrah with some savoury secondary nuances. Match with casseroles and slow-cooked red meat dishes over the next 6+ years. Hand-picked MS clone fruit fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 18 months in 30% new French oak barriques. 18.0/20 Sep 2017 RRP $38.00

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