Obsidian ‘Reserve’ Waiheke Island Syrah 2015

Syrah from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 29-Jun-2017
Dark, deep, black-hued purple-red colour, a little lighter edged. The nose is softly full building in solidness with densely packed aromas of ripe blackberry fruit entwined with dark raspberries and plums, along with iron-earth elements. With aeration, a little black pepper, spices and violet florals emerge. Medium-full bodied, the palate possesses sweetly rich and vibrant fruit flavours of ripe blackberries, dark raspberries, plums and black pepper, unveiling dark-red and violet florals. The flavours form a good, concentrated, seamless heart. The fruit richness is balanced and supported by fine-grained, ripe, flowery tannins which enable accessibility. The acidity is refreshing and integrated. The wine flows with good energy to a long, elegant, sweet-fruited finish. This is a rich, vibrant, seamlessly concentrated Syrah with ripe black fruits, floral notes and a fine-textured palate. Match with venison and game meat dishes over the next 8-9+ years. 100% estate Syrah fruit, predominantly destemmed and fermented with approx. 10% whole clusters to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 40% new French oak. 133 cases made. 19.0-/20 Jun 2017 RRP $75.00

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