Spade Oak ‘Vigneron’ Gisborne Syrah 2014

Syrah from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 27-Apr-2016
A barrel selection wine. 97% Syrah and 3% Viognier from the ‘Spade Oak’ vineyard, co-fermented with 10% whole bunches to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 14 months in barrel with 30% new equivalence. Dark ruby-red colour with some depth and slight purple hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full and densely packed with reserved, but richly layered aromas of savoury dark-red berry fruits melded with funky earth and game notes, soft spices, dark herbs, liquorice and black pepper. Some dark-red floral notes emerge with aeration. Medium-bodied, rich and full flavours of dark-red berry fruits intermingle with savoury blackberries, black pepper, spices, earth and game, and are complexed by liquorice and dark herb notes. The fruit richness is balanced by supple, rounded tannin extraction and integrated acidity. The richness and spiciness blossoms as the wine carries to a sustained finish. This Syrah is somewhat reserved, but shows rich layers of savoury flavours and a supple, but dense and weighty palate. Match with casseroles and slow-cooked game meat over the next 6-7 years. 18.0/20 Apr 2016 RRP $34.95 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

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