Goldie ‘Reserve’ Waiheke Island Syrah 2013

Syrah from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 21-Aug-2015
The first release of a ‘Reserve’ Syrah. Hand-picked fruit fermented to 14.8% alc., the wine aged 13 months in new and seasoned French oak barriques. Very dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour with a slightly lighter edge. The nose is full and densely concentrated with aromas of very ripe black berry and plum fruits, black pepper, iron and earth elements and some charry, toasty oak. Complexing nuances of tar, minerals, Asian spices, black and violet florals and a balsamic suggestion emerge to provide complexing detail and layers. Full-bodied and solidly concentrated on the palate, this has fulsome, sweetly ripe flavours of black berry and plum fruit flavours melded with black pepper, earth and toasty oak. The flavours are lush and well-integrated, revealing harmoniously entwined notes of liquorice, minerals, and black and violet florals. The fruit is supported by considerable extract, the tannins very fine-grained, lending textural finesse. Soft acidity enhances the roundness and density, and the wine flows smoothly to a sustained finish of liquorice, tar and minerals and violet notes. This is a full and solidly packed, complex flavoured Syrah with real weight and presence, and harmoniously integrated, fine-grained tannin structure. Match with slow-cooked game meat over the next 8-10 years. 150 cases made. 19.0-/20 Aug 2015 RRP $60.00

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