Te Awanga Estate 2014 Syrah and 2013 Merlot Cabernet Franc

30-Mar-2017
Te Awanga Estate is one of the brands that come under the Rod McDonald Wines portfolio. The wines essentially come from the 17 ha coastal vineyard, but wines can be made from fruit from other sources. The over-riding factor is that the wines show the elegance and aromatics that comes from cooler growing conditions. The Te Awanga Estate wines are designed to show fruit clarity and focus, and contrast those that come from the inland vines, bottled under the ‘Two Gates’ label. Here, I review a new bottling of the 2014 Syrah, distinguishable from the first bottling being 12.0% alc. rather than 12.5%; plus a re-look at the 2013 Merlot/Cabernet Franc which I reviewed earlier in June 2015. www.rmwines.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Te Awanga Estate Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2014
  • Te Awanga Estate Hawke’s Bay Merlot/Cabernet Franc 2013

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