Spade Oak ‘Reserve’ Gisborne Syrah 2009

Syrah from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 14-Feb-2011
The style of Syrah from Gisborne seems not as clearly defined in peppery purity or florals. The savoury reds of Southern France come to mind with examples of the region. Co-fermented with 5% Viognier by wild yeasts to 13.1%alc., then aged 6 months in 40% new French oak equivalence. Deep, dark ruby-garnet colour. This has a soft, rich nose of dark fruits, spices, white and black pepper, a little shy in expression at present. Dry on palate, this has a firm, but fine-textured structure, backed by dry, earthy black fruits and some peppery notes. The tannin grip will enable the wine to match robust red meat dishes. 80 cases made. 17.5+/20 Oct 2010 RRP $34.95 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade', the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews' operates

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