Turanga Creek ‘La Cote’ Auckland Syrah 2013

Syrah from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 06-Oct-2015
Full, dark, deep, purple-hued black-red colour, youthful in appearance. This has an elegantly concentrated and finely expressed nose with aromas of ripe black and dark red berry fruit lifted by dark red and violet florals and entwined with black pepper, spice, herb and austere mineral notes. Medium-bodied, fresh, juicy and succulent flavours of dark red berry fruits are complexed by layers of lifted florals, black pepper and mineral elements. The fruit expression is stylishly restrained. Fine-grained tannin extraction and structure supports the fruit with soft, integrated acidity lending good energy. The mouthfeel is well-balanced, and the sweet fruit leads to a soft-textured finish with pepper, herbs and spice notes. This is a fine-textured, gently sweet and balanced Syrah with black fruits and herb and spice interest. Match with wild duck, pork and venison over the next 5-6 years. 100% Syrah from the top of the hill at the home Whitford vineyard, hand-picked, destemmed and fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 19 months in 2 y.o. French oak barrels. Certified BioGro organic. 17.5/20 Oct 2015 RRP $35.00

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