Soho Valentina Syrah 2021, Waiheke Island

Syrah from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 31-Jan-2023
Deep purple with a ruby core, lighter on the rim. This has an expressive, elegant bouquet with penetrating aromas of violet overlying black Doris plum and blackberry interweave spice, cured meat and cedar. Medium-full bodied, the palate shows blackberry and black Doris with a suggestion of balsamic marinated strawberry intertwined with violet, black pepper, cedar, clove, black tea and minerals. Fine-grained tannins provide a fine structure adorned with spice; lively acidity enlivens and lengths the finish. This elegant Syrah possesses attractive red and black fruit with a vibrant acid balance and a structured mouthfeel. Match with lamb steak and beef over the next 5+ years. Fermented to 14% alc, aged in French & American (10%) oak barrels, 30% new oak. Vegan friendly. 18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) Jan 2023 RRP $49

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