Church Bay Reserve Syrah 2019, Waiheke Island

Syrah from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 25-Jun-2021
Deep, ruby-red with a purple hue, lighter on the rim. The nose is full and enticing, filled with aromas of medicinal herbs, plums and blackberries, unfolding black pepper, barrel spice and meaty nuance. Medium-full bodied, aromatic plums, blackberries interweave black peppercorns, red liquorice and cloves; herbal nuances linger with a hint of meatiness. The palate is bright with balanced acidity, the ripeness of the fruit contributes to a lush mouthfeel. Fine-grained tannin has a chewy texture provides a light grip. This is an approachable Syrah with lush fruit and a fine-grained palate. Match with roasted lamb and sticky pork ribs over the next 5-8 years. Aged in French oak for 10 months, 30% new oak, 13.5% alc. 18.5+/20 pts (94 ps) June 2021 RRP $37.99

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