Te Awanga Estate Quarter Acre Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018 $49.99

Te Awanga Estate’s owner Rod McDonald, has been named in the inaugural ‘Master Winemaker 100’ list, a prestigious who’s who of top global winemakers compiled by reputable magazine the drinks business (UK) – so what you’re holding in your hand is a glass of his masterwork. The 2018 is incredibly juicy and heaving with classic peppercorn, leather and dusty upholstery aromatics.  The acidity and alcohol are in perfect balance while blueberry, violet and plum power through on the flavour spectrum.  It’s a serious impression syrah and one built for the long haul.