Significantly more bolshy than last season’s blend, this lush number doesn’t mind a bit of the underground jazz scene. Black cherry, plum, rose, barbeques, cinnamon sticky buns. Sumptuous sums up the vintage pretty well, certainly the best of the decade for reds. The palate is full bodied, with fruit and spice paving the way to a great big mouthfeel and sculpted tannin structure. It has great integration, even in it’s infancy, it’s harmonious, the length prodigious. Go Waiheke Syrah, you beauty.
Wine Maker: Chloe Somerset
Variety: 98% Syrah, 2% Viognier
Region: Waiheke Island
Fermentation/Aging: Co-fermented in stainless steel open tops, matured in French oak.
Cellaring Potential: This wine will reward cellaring for up to 15 years, or will be thoroughly enjoyable upon release