95 Points - Christina Pickard winemag.com
"Te Mata's estate Syrah is once again a lucid, approachable beauty. This vintage is more layered than the previous one, unraveling flavors and textures. First bright cherry and plums, then graphite, savory herbs and floral aromas like herbs de Provence. In fact, there's a Southern French kitchen feel about this in general. The palate is linear and taut, with leathery tannins, crisp acidity and tart fruit. There's a savory edge to the finish. A serious yet highly drinkable Syrah, especially when paired with roast lamb"

Sourced exsclusively from Te Mata Estate Vineyards. The estate Syrah ’19 was harvested between 3 and 10 April 2019 from Bridge Pa Triangle, Woodthorpe Terraces and Gimblett Gravels sub-regions. The individual parcels of syrah from each plot were destemmed for fermentation and remained on skins for extended maceration before pressing. It was then run off to a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barrels for eight months’ maturation, during which time it was regularly topped and racked. The wine received a traditional egg white fining before bottling.

Deep, dark magenta, Estate Vineyards Syrah ’19 has an incredibly inviting fragrance of raspberry syrup, black cherry, plum and anise. Rich ripe fruit jumps out on the palate; a black-forest banquet of boysenberry, turkish delight, lavender and nutmeg, with dark cocoa on the finish. The bright modern fruit expression of Estate Vineyards Syrah ’19 is balanced by savoury spice and supple ripe tannin. Fantastic drink-now wine, super digestible.

(EUR111018)

Country:

New Zealand

Region:

Hawkes Bay

Variety:

Syrah

Style:

Medium bodied reds

Winemaker:

Phil Brodie

Closure:

Screwcap

ABV:

13.5%

Bottle size:

750ml

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Tannin:

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Food Match:

Mediterranean cuisine Soft cheeses.

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