Sculptureum ‘Cezanne’ Matakana Syrah 2013

Syrah from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 05-Sep-2018
100% Syrah, a single vineyard wine, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 50% new French oak. Full, near saturated black-red colour with purple hues. This has a softly full and densely packed nose of ripe black berry and dark plum fruit aromas harmoniously entwined with liquorice, spice and earthy elements, and nuances of toasty oak cedar. Full-bodied and fully structured, with power and drive, ripe fruit flavours of black fruits, black pepper, plums and liquorice are supported by considerable fine-grained, powdery tannins and structure. The fruit is rich and sweet, unfolding toasty oak, black ink and earthy minerals, but the extract grows to restrain the flavour expression, leading to a firm, granular, dry finish. This is a full and extracted Syrah with restrained spice, plum and liquorice fruit flavours. Serve with Middle Eastern lamb dishes over the next 6-8+ years. Approx. 130 dozen made. 17.5+/20 Nov 2014 RRP $TBA

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