Mudbrick ‘Reserve’ Waiheke Island Syrah 2015

Syrah from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 03-Jul-2016
Very dark, near impenetrable black-hued purple-red colour. The nose is finely concentrated with intensely packed aromas of ripe blackberry fruit with an amalgam of iron-earth minerals, dark herbs and black pepper, unfolding violet floral and spice notes. Medium-full bodied, rich and intense, bright and lively fruit flavours of blackberries, black pepper, liquorice and Asian spices show with aromatic violet florals and ripe succulence. The fruit is framed by fine-grained tannin extraction and grip, but the sweetness and vitality of the fruit prevails to carry the structure to a long and sustained finish of blackberries and liquorice. This is a rich, bright and intense, ripe Syrah with grainy tannin structure and excellent vitality and drive. Match with slow-cooked game meats, casseroles and semi-hard cheeses over the next 8-9+ years. 100% Syrah from ‘Mudbrick’ and ‘Shepherds Point’, indigenous yeast fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 8 months in 35% new French oak barrels. 200 cases made. 18.5+/20 Jul 2016 RRP $60.00

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