SOHO ‘Valentina’ Waiheke Island Syrah 2015

Syrah from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 07-Jul-2016
Very full, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour with light purple hues on the rim, youthful in appearance. The nose is elegantly concentrated, tightly bound and refined in presentation with aromas of ripe blackberry fruit with layers of black pepper, iron-earth and dark herbs. Medium-full bodied, vibrant and youthfully bright, firmly held flavours of blackberry fruit are entwined with black pepper, liquorice, iron-earth, black ink and a dark herbal array. The palate is well-concentrated, and guided by a fine line of flowery tannins, energised by integrated underlying acidity. The wine has linearity and leads to a lingering black-fruited finish with plum, liquorice and earthy elements. This is an elegant, tightly bound, black-fruited Syrah with earth, herbs ink and liquorice notes on a fine structured palate. Match with game meat over the next 4-5+ years. Three clones of Syrah, hand-picked fruit from SOHO’s ‘Jomara’ vineyard, blended with a touch of Petit Verdot, fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 9 months in 14% new and 1 y.o. French and American oak barriques, the latter approx.5%.. 18.0+/20 Jul 2016 RRP $38.00

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