Fromm ‘Fromm Vineyard’ Marlborough Syrah 2016

Syrah from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 10-Jun-2018
Full, even, near impenetrable black-hued purple-red colour, a little lighter on the rim, very youthful in appearance. The nose is full and soft with gently voluminous and concentrated aromas of ripe blackberry fruit along with notes of liquorice, black plums and Asian spices, unfolding violet florals. This is packed with subtle detail. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich and vibrant with juicy and succulent flavours of ripe blackberry fruit along with black pepper, black plums, liquorice and spices, unveiling violet floral notes. The fruit forms a tightly bound and concentrated core, and is supported by considerable, fine-grained, powdery tannin extraction with balanced acidity lending energy and some tension. The flavours carry to a taut, sustained finish of black fruits, violet perfumes and black pepper. This is a rich and vibrant, but well-concentrated Syrah with black fruits, pepper, florals and spices on a fine-grained palate with plenty of extract. Match with roasted and grilled game meat dishes over the next 8-10 years. Fruit from the ‘Fromm’ vineyard, Wairau Valley, vines 20-25 y.o. and close-planted at 4,700 vines per ha, hand-picked and destemmed, indigenous yeast fermented with 2% Viognier, with 85% whole berries to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 17-18 months in seasoned oak. Certified BioGro organic. 6 barrels made. 19.0/20 Jun 2018 RRP $65.00

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