Staete Landt ‘Arie’ Marlborough Syrah 2010

Syrah from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 24-Jul-2014
Fruit from 9 rows covering 0.81 ha, clones 470, Chave and MS, planted in the hottest part of the estate in 2005, the fruit hand-picked, destemmed, given a cold soak and fermented with 20-30% whole berries to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 20 months in 40% new French oak barriques. Dark, deep ruby-red colour with black hues at heart, a little lighter at edge. The bouquet is very tightly bound and elegantly concentrated with intense aromas of black berried fruits, black pepper, earth and minerals, the nose revealing complexing spice and savoury dried herb detail with aeration. Medium-full bodied and elegantly presented, the flavours of black fruits, pepper and minerals are initially restrained, but build in intensity, unfolding savoury secondary nuances. The mouthfeel features very fine-grained tannins and balanced, integrated acidity, providing a structure with vitality and drive. Earth, spices and floral elements emerge, and add to the interest. The wine leads to a very long, well-concentrated, lingering black-fruited finish. This is a tightly concentrated, black-fruited and minerally Syrah with fine structure, now beginning to develop some complexing nuances. Serve with beef, venison, game meat and hard cheeses over the next 7-8+ years. 18.5-/20 Jul 2014 RRP $49.00

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