Mills Reef Estate Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018 $19

Bright and floral and fanging with violets and cherry and all sorts of spices on the nose, this fresh and feisty syrah has ripe plum, raspberry and cranberry characters on the palate.  The tannins are easy, elastic and ever-so-powdery, plus there’s a softness on the finish.  Superb value and something that’ll liven up even the most lacklustre dinner party or flaccid fiesta marvelously.