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Syrah

Esk Valley - Syrah 2018

New Zealand
Red Wine from Hawke's Bay · New Zealand
Price: £16.95
Case Rate: £15.83
Ex Tax: £14.13
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Wine Region: Hawke's Bay
Winery: Esk Valley
Wine Maker: Gordon Russell
Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
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Rating 16 pts  JancisRobinson.com
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Country:
Wine Region: Hawke's Bay
Winery: Esk Valley
Wine Maker: Gordon Russell
Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750

Wine tasting notes

This wine is a blend of fruit grown on stony Hawkes Bay vineyard sites. The vines are trained on a VSP trellis and intensively managed, employing shoot thinning, leaf plucking and bunch thinning to produce high quality fruit. Hand harvesting ensures only clean and ripe fruit is harvested. This is a very ‘varietal’ wine, displaying classic Hawkes Bay Syrah notes of plums, blackberries, pepper and exotic spice notes with subtle oak integration. It is a medium bodied and food friendly style with excellent ageing potential.

Food matching

Enjoy with a wide range of game dishes, red meats, duck, pork and tuna.

Expert reviews

JancisRobinson.com (2012) - 16 pts

Tasted Oct 2015 - Fragrant and sweet-fruited nose. Light spicing on the palate. Dry and smoky and with the slightest bitter twist on the finish. (RH)


Michael Cooper (2011) - 3.5 stars

The 2011 vintage (3.5*), matured for over a year in French oak barriques (20 per cent new), is a supple, strongly varietal wine with peppery aromas and flavours, gentle tannins and very good depth. The 2012 (3.5*) was matured for 14 months in French oak casks (10 per cent new). A floral, middleweight style with fresh, strong plum and spice flavours and ripe, supple tannins, it's a moderately complex red, drinking well now