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Batch Winery Thomas Legacy Syrah 2021, Waiheke Island

Syrah from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 16-Jul-2023
Deep purple, lighter on the rim. The nose is alluring and elegantly full, with aromas of boysenberry, blackberry and plum, melded with violet, smoked meat, herb and cedar. Full-bodied, boysenberry, blackberry and plum aromas entwined with violet, smoked meat, cedar, and black pepper. The mouthfeel is opulent with densely weaved fine-grained tannins, unfolding dark herb, spice and cedar. Excellent acidity provides vibrancy, vitality and length, carrying a rich, balanced, satisfying finish. This Syrah is well-structured with balanced fruit and oak enrichment, with excellent cellaring potential. Match with venison backstrap and braised short ribs over the next 10+ years. Clone MS/ Hermitage (70%), 174 (30%), fermented with 12 % whole bunches, 13.5% alc, aged 12 months in French oak, 25% new oak. 1,217 bottles produced. 19+/20 pts (96 pts) July 2023 RRP $75

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