SOHO ‘Valentina’ Waiheke Island Syrah 2016

Syrah from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 29-Oct-2017
Full, even, purple-hued ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the rim and very youthful in appearance. The nose is gently full with up-front aromas of dark raspberry fruit along with white and black pepper, some spice elements and earth, unfolding a lifted floral and herb amalgam. Medium-bodied, the palate has gently mouthfilling flavours of dark raspberries, blackberries with peppery notes, some spice and earth nuances lending good presence. The mouthfeel is harmonious and balanced by light, grainy tannin extraction and integrated acidity. The flavours carry to a gently concentrated, lingering finish of raspberries and herbs. This is a gently mouthfilling, medium-bodied Syrah with dark raspberry, pepper, spices and earthy note on a harmonious and balanced palate with light tannin extraction. Match with Middle Eastern fare over the next 3-4 years. Hand-picked fruit, 100% Syrah from SOHO’s ‘Jomara’ vineyard, fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 9 months in 24% new French, and American oak barriques. 17.5-/20 Oct 2017 RRP $40.00

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