The Landing Bay of Islands Syrah 2015

Syrah from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 26-Sep-2017
Very dark, black-red colour, near impenetrable, with slight purple hues, youthful in appearance. This has a soft and fresh nose with a concentrated core of ripe blackberry fruit along with plum and liquorice nuances, with black pepper, notes of earth and game, unveiling floral and mineral detail. Soft cedary oak aromatics open up with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate has sweet flavours of black fruits entwined with layers of plums, liquorice, game, earth and cedary complexities. The fruit richness is balanced by fine, grainy tannin structure with lacy acidity lending energy and liveliness. A savoury game and earthy amalgam carries the wine with good drive to a lingering finish. This is a sweet and succulently ripe fruited Syrah with blackberry and plum flavours and a complex game, earth and cedary amalgam, and fine-grained structure. Match with slow-cooked game meat over the next 6-8 years. Hand-picked MS clone fruit fermented to 13.7% alc., the wine aged 16 months in 30% new French oak barriques. 18.0/20 Sep 2017 RRP $38.00

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