2016 Syrah SV 5182
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Syrah is a labour of love for us here at Te Whare Ra. There are very few producers in the area who make this variety – so it is a bit left field for Marlborough – but our site is warmer than many, which means we have the length of growing season required and our soil type is well suited. This wine is our ninth release of Syrah and is a blend of four different clones planted on the home vineyard. It exhibits the great fragrance and suppleness that we love about cool climate Syrah and might just surprise a few doubters.
This Syrah exhibits fragrant notes of mulberry, black pepper and violets with some complex savoury notes and hints of coffee and spice. The ripe, supple tannins combine with concentrated flavours of mulberries and omega plums and spice. The palate carries onto more savoury and complex flavours and finishes with a lingering persistence of fruit, fine tannin and well integrated oak.
Sam Kim – 5 stars
This is magnificent; perfumed aromas of Black Doris plum, blueberry compote, violet, black pepper and toasted nuts lead to a concentrated palate that is pristine and seductively silky. The wine exhibits terrific fruit purity together with elegance and persistence, brilliantly framed by loads of polished tannins. A seamlessly woven wine promising to evolve gracefully.
Nick Stock – 94 Points
Impressive, spicy dark plums and blackberries with attractive, white peppery fragrance. The palate has a smooth array of mixed berries with chocolate chiming in at the finish. Great depth and concentration and good aging potential.
Bob Campbell MW – 92 Points
Supple, bright, high energy Syrah in a greener, edgier style than most with violet, raspberry, white and black pepper and a suggestion of fresh herb flavours. The texture is silken and accessible