Maison Noire Home Block Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018 $35

Grown on the limestone-laden soils of the Waimarama Road, this syrah has its own distinct personality and it’s not a massively peppery one.  Flying in the face of what we consider ‘classic’ Hawke’s Bay syrah, the Home Block is intensely floral and fruit-driven, laced with baking spices and kissed with liquorice.  The acidity is frisky-fresh, the tannins soft and velvety and the finish a combination of delicate style and delicious length.