94pointsTe Mata 2018 Estate Vineyards Syrah (Hawke's Bay)

Editors' Choice

There is a simplicity to this wine, made by one of New Zealand's most historic wineries. But simple can be beautiful, particularly when it comes to red wines on the fuller end of the spectrum. At first sniff, pristine red fruit is woven with licorice, olives, herbs and slightly chocolaty oak. But as it opens in the glass, the oak fades and warm stone minerality takes its place. Firmly medium bodied, the tangy fruit is interlaced with savory herbs and balanced by lifted acidity and chalky tannins. This is cool climate Syrah that is unpretentious yet wholly sure of itself. Christina Pickard

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  • Alcohol
    12.5%
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    Red
  • Importer
    Wine Dogs Imports LLC
  • Date Published
    5/1/2020
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