Cypress Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018

March 27, 2020By Yvonne

Cypress Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018 $26 The 2018 vintage of what’s become a huge favourite of mine, is absolutely saturated with ripe plum, blackberry, blueberry and that all-important, syrah-staple, buckets of cracked pepper. There’s a lovely layer of charred oak, black olive and a sniff of soy, meaning its everything I’m looking for in great … Read More

Te Awanga Estate Quarter Acre Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018

March 2, 2020By Yvonne

Te Awanga Estate Quarter Acre Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018 $49.99 I’m convinced Rod McDonald, winemaker and owner of Te Awanga Estate, actually has syrah running through is veins instead of blood.  He’s so intuitive with each vintage, it’s like he and those grapes have telepathic connections that work to create deliciousness in the bottle every … Read More

Te Awanga Estate Quarter Acre Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018

February 25, 2020By Yvonne

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 … Read More

Watermark Herringbone Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2017

October 31, 2019By Yvonne

Watermark Herringbone Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2017$28 Stop. Look left. Look right. Look over your shoulder and make sure no one is watching you sip and grin because they’re going to want a piece of the action and believe me – you will be wanting to keep this puppy all to yourself! We have been waiting, … Read More

Te Mata Estate Bullnose Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018

October 16, 2019By Yvonne

Te Mata Estate Bullnose Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018 $66 Shiny new and showing gorgeously lifted colour, and aromas of plum, mulberry, hedgerow fruits, green peppercorn and peppery spices, violets and the character of freshly-tilled soil and has incredible minerality.

Maison Noire Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2017

September 22, 2019By Yvonne

Maison Noire Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2017 $22 If it’s the soft, peppery, violet-soaked style of syrah that wets your whistle and shivers your timbers, then get set for some shakin’ because this new release from the good folk at Maison Noire is the business. Lightly-styled and luscious (rather than a spicy, tannic, muscle-bomb) it’s a … Read More

Unison Gimblett Gravels Rocky Syrah 2017

August 31, 2019By Yvonne

Unison Gimblett Gravels Rocky Syrah 2017 $60 Syrah lovers will launch into a happy dance I’m sure, as soon as they sip this new release from one of Hawke’s Bay’s most acclaimed syrah haus’s.  The ‘Rocky’ is testament to how elegant and statuesque cool-climate syrah can be when built well.  The deep, ancient riverbed gravels … Read More

Pask Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018

July 30, 2019By Yvonne

Pask Gimblet Gravels Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018 $18 If this wine was a person it’d be Sergeant Pepper!! If it were fizzy it’d be Dr Pepper and if it were a British cartoon character, it’d be Pepper Pig – I think you dig. Classic, peppery pepperiness on the nose of this Gimblett Gravels goodie. Violet … Read More

Te Awanga Estate Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018

July 2, 2019By Yvonne

Te Awanga Estate Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018 $28.99 Crafted by Rod McDonald, a winemaker seemingly blessed with the syrah version of jazz hands for every vintage, this is a plum and pepper-scented sensation was sourced from fruit grown west of Hastings, an area famous for producing the iron-rich, Bridge Pa soils and the prestigious, deep, … Read More

Mount Riley Marlborough Syrah 2018

June 10, 2019By Yvonne

Mount Riley Marlborough Syrah 2018 $20 Visitors to the Mount Riley cellar door on Malthouse Road just outside of Blenheim, will be the only ones lucky enough to get their hands on this super-tasty (and super-rare) southern syrah crafted by Matt Murphy.  Scented with bright berries, cherry, boysenberry and fresh herbs, on the palate its … Read More