Obsidian Waiheke Island Syrah 2010

Syrah from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 03-Jan-2015
Black-red colour, near impenetrable. The nose is full, solidly packed and deep with ripe savoury plum fruit with some lift. Violet florals and perfumes unfold, and this is fruit-focussed and very contemporary, New World style. Elegant on palate, the wine has a tight and concentrated core of ripe black berry and dark red plum fruits, along with aromatic, lifted florals. Some savoury, game nuances emerge adding some secondary interest. This is sweet and quite lush, but has a fine, firm tannin line that carries the sweet fruit to a very long finish. Clearly Syrah in varietal expression, in the fully ripe style. 7-9 years. 97.5% Syrah and 2.5% Viognier, hand-picked and destemmed, fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 13 months in 20% new French oak. 122 cases made. 18.5/20 Nov 2014 RRP $60.00

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