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

Petane Station Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018

April 28, 2019By Yvonne

Petane Station Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018 $30 If you’re not familiar with the eye-rollingly lovely ‘petrichor’ perfume, then stick your nose deep into a glass of this shiny new syrah from one of Hawke’s Bay’s brightest producers and relish that rain-on-hot-asphalt aroma. Boosted with black currant, bay leaf, violets and a smorgasbord of savory layers … Read More

Mills Reef Estate Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018

April 24, 2019By Yvonne

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 … Read More

Little Wing Waiheke Island Syrah 2016

April 23, 2019By Yvonne

Little Wing Waiheke Island Syrah 2016 $60 This is Gillian and Gareth MacLachlan’s red riot. They became obsessed with Syrah after working in the Northern Rhone in 2010, so when the opportunity came along to purchase a semi-abandoned oceanfront vineyard on Waiheke Island years later, of course syrah was compulsory!  Planted on heavy clays, super-close … Read More