Kōpū Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2020 $24.99
From the lovelies at Lake Road Wines comes this bright, pepper-dusted syrah sourced from vineyards around Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand’s syrahvana. Showing classic violet vavoom and an edge of iron filings, blackcurrant, blueberry and seasoned leather, it’s a style that requires a large, swirlable glass so that you can give it a whoomph (technical term there) of oxygen to help its aromas and flavours erupt. The tannins are softly grainy and have good chew and grip. A nice little syrah indeed.