Syrah 2013 Reviews
'Fruity, accessible Syrah with red berry, plum and black pepper flavours plus a hint of floral character and a suggestion of fresh herbs. Great value at this price. 93 points. 4.5 stars.'
Bob Campbell MW, Bob Campbell Wine Reviews Featuring: Syrah 2013
'This was the best vintage ever in the Hawkes Bay. Wonderful fresh fruit and the palate is quite silky-smooth. It’s satisfying and pleasurable with a long finish and no hard edges.'
Sam Kim, The New Zealand Herald, 2015 Featuring: Syrah 2013
'Beautiful aromatics here – lavender, allspice, and succulent red fruit. So fresh and juicy. If this is what syrah is in New Zealand, start planting.'
Bill Zacharkiw, Wine Align, April 2015 Featuring: Syrah 2013
'This is excellent. Pure fruit aromas of blueberry and dark plum with subtle spice and floral notes. The palate is juicy and elegant with silky mouthfeel, backed by fine tannins. The wine shows wonderful balance and harmony together with perfectly ripe fruit flavours.' 91 points
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, 2014 Featuring: Syrah 2013
'Co-fermented with a small amount of Viognier and aged 10 months in new and seasoned French oak. Very dark, deep, purple-hued ruby-red with a black heart. Aromas of black plums, cracked black pepper, violet floral perfumes and spices, the fruit pure and intense. Medium-bodied, the fruit expression is tight and restrained, with a gentle density.' 18/20 ★★★★
Raymond Chan, Raymond Chan Wine Review - Te Mata Estate Showcase Summary, 2014 Featuring: Syrah 2013
'Classy, characterful syrah. With a dusting of oak, sensuous plummy fruit plus a rhônesque cracked black-pepper and violet bouquet, this is a must.'
The Times, London, July 2015 Featuring: Syrah 2013
'Delicious Hawke's Bay Syrah. Juicy plum and boysenberry fruit and aromatics of rose incense, black pepper and exotic spice.'