Sherwood Estate ‘Waipara Collection’ ‘R D 1’ Waipara Valley Syrah 2013

Syrah from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 22-Aug-2016
Dark, deep, black-hued red with light garnet hues on the rim. The nose is very elegantly concentrated and finely expressed with aromas of dark-red berry fruits, dried plums, liquorice black pepper, and an amalgam of Middle Eastern spices, savoury secondary dried herbs and cedary oak, Medium-bodied, the palate features bright and lusciously lively flavours of spicy dark red berry fruits, plums and liquorice, pepper and cedary oak. The fruit is enlivened by bright, lacy acidity, providing the palate with energy and tension. Fine grained tannins add to the fruit concentration and structure, and secondary dried herb complexities emerge with pepper, cedar and spices as the wine leads to a long, lingering, fine-textured finish. This is an elegantly concentrated, lively, sweet-fruited Syrah with spices and savoury secondary complexities, and fine structure. Match with Middle Eastern fare over the next 5-7 years. Named after the Rural Delivery mail service for farmers. Fruit from the ‘Terrace’ vineyard, fully destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 30 days on skins and aged 21 months in 25% new French oak barriques. 18.5/20 Aug 2016 RRP $29.95

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