Cambridge Road Martinborough Syrah 2011

Syrah from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 05-Jul-2015
93% MS clone Syrah, 5% Pinot Noir and 2% Viognier, from the ‘Cambridge Road’ and Dry River ‘Lovat’ blocks’ from 19-25 y.o. vines, fermented with 3% whole bunches to 12.6% alc., the wine spending 21-24 days on skins and aged 15 months in 10% new French oak. Very full, near impenetrable black-hued ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues. The bouquet is full, soft and broad with blackberry fruit aromas along with black and white pepper entwined with funky game and earthy notes. Medium bodied, the flavours of black fruits and savoury game and earth gently fill the mouth. The wine has sweetness and richness, with the savoury, funky flavours building in depth and blossoming. Supple tannins underline the palate lending a soft and dense structure, and mellow acidity adds to the roundness. The wine flows with some presence to a soft, textured finish showing lingering nuances of bitter plums and black pepper. This is a fulsome, juicy Syrah with funky game and animal flavours. Serve with casseroles and slow-cooked game meat dishes over the next 4-5 years. 2240 bottles made. 16.5+/20 Jul 2015 RRP $60.00

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