Martinborough Vineyard Martinborough Syrah/Viognier 2015

Syrah from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 02-Jun-2018
Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with black hues at heart, lighter on the rim with a little purple. The nose is elegantly presented with a rounded, but deep and well-packed core of ripe blackberry fruit and dark raspberries entwined with black pepper and hints of white pepper, along with violet florals. Nuances of dark herbs and a little earthiness emerges with aeration. Medium-bodied, the palate has rich and luscious flavours of blackberries and dark raspberries with soft violet floral notes with dark herbs, and pepper. The mouthfeel is smooth and near slippery in flow, with fine-grained flowery tannin extraction and good acid freshness lending liveliness. The flavours carry to a long finish showing pepper, herbs and spices. This is an elegantly concentrated, rich, slippery flowing Syrah/Viognier with blackberry and raspberry fruit, florals, pepper and herbs, with fine-grained structure and freshness. Match with Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine over the next 4-5+ years. Made yearly since 2006 inclusive, except in 2007 and 2011. A blend of 96% Syrah and 4% Viognier (mostly as skins), from the ‘Moy Hall’ vineyard, co-fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine spending 21 days on skins and aged 15 months in 1 y.o. French oak barrels. 3 barrels (75 cases) made. 18.5-/20 Jun 2018 RRP $48.00

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