Ata Rangi Martinborough Syrah 2009

Syrah from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 24-Apr-2013
Very dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red with youthful purple hues. This has a concentrated and densely packed nose of black pepper, black fruits, game and minerals, along with some reductive elements. The bouquet softens and blooms with violet florals in the glass. Medium-full bodied, rich, bright, juicy black berry fruit flavours show with black pepper, game meat, black florals and minerally reductive notes forming a complex arrany of flavours. The mouthfeel is sweet and lush with lacy acidity and fine, grained-tannins providing linear drive that lead to a very long, succulent and spicy finish. This is a bright, juicy and lively Syrah with black fruits, pepper, meat and minerally complexities. Match with roast game meat over the next 7-8+ years. Syrah fruit from vines 15 y.o., from the ‘Home Block’, ‘Champ Ali’, ‘Boundary Road’ and ‘Kahu’ vineyards, undergoing a soak and fermented to 13.5% alc; the wine spending 21 days on skins and aged 11 months in 20% new French oak barriques. 18.0/20 Apr 2013 RRP $48.00

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