Tantalus ‘Voile Reserve’ Waiheke Island Syrah 2014

Syrah from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 26-Jul-2016
Very dark, deep, black-red colour, near impenetrable, and a little lighter on the rim. The nose is fine in concentration with tightly bound, harmoniously interwoven aromas of ripe blackberry and black plum fruit, along with notes of liquorice, tar, black pepper and spices, unfolding black and violet florals with time in the glass. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegant in presentation with rich and sweetly concentrated flavours of blackberries, plums, liquorice and spices, and violet florals, all harmoniously melded together. The wine is smooth-flowing with fine grained tannin extraction and structure, and integrated acidity, and the flavours carry to a lingering and sustained finish with spice nuances. This is an elegantly concentrated, rich and harmonious Syrah with blackberry and plum fruit with spice and violet elements, and a smooth, fine-textured palate. Serve with Middle Eastern cuisine and game meat dishes over the next 6+ years. Hand-picked fruit, fully destemmed and fermented partially with indigenous yeasts to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 40% new French oak. 18.5/20 Jul 2016 RRP $60.00

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