Karikari Estate Karikari Peninsula Northland Syrah 2015

Syrah from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 03-Mar-2018
Full, even, dark ruby-red colour with light purple hues. The nose is initially shy and restrained in expression with subtle aromas of blackberry and dark raspberry fruit along with white and black pepper elements. Some dark herbs and violet florals provide fragrant and aromatic lift and detail, and the nose unveils spice and liquorice notes with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate has intense and deep flavours of ripe blackberry fruit with bright raspberry notes, white and black pepper, red and black liquorice and spices. Fennel herb detail adds to the interest. The fruit has richness and vitality and is supported by fine-grained tannin structure and grip with fresh, lacy acidity adding to the energy. The flavours are deep and carry along a driven line, leading to a finish of liquorice and spices. This is an intensely flavoured Syrah with blackberry, raspberry, liquorice and peppery flavours on a grainy-structured palate with good vitality and drive. Match with Mediterranean fare over the next 6-7+ years. Hand-picked fruit, fully destemmed, and fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 18 months in 80% American and 20% French oak, 10% new American and French. 17.5+/20 Mar 2018 RRP $52.00

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