Dark red, purple hue. The nose is rich and lifted, with notes of violets, gamey meats and eucalypt. The palate is generous with cherry cola and toasty oak. The tannins are firm with hints of cool climate spice on the finish.
93 Points | "Offering enticing fruit purity with elegant complexity, the wine shows Black Doris plum, ripe cherry, thyme and toasted almond notes on the nose with a lovely floral overtone. It's concentrated and refined with finely textured mouthfeel as well as silky flow, wonderfully framed by layers of polished tannins. At its best now to 2029." - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
92 Points | "Black currant and dark roses, plums, dark cherries and raspberry, a layer of spices from wood and natural varietal attributes. Dry on the palate with flavours of dark berries then spices, clove then vanilla, some olive and toasty wood. Tannins have a moderate intensity and offer a mix of chalk and darning needle texture, medium+ acidity and a balanced ready to drink finish. Best drinking from 2021 through 2024+." - Cameron Douglas MS
89 Points | "Creamy, silken-textured syrah with baked-earth, plum, prune, pepper-spice and vanilla flavours. A hint of sweetness helps both texture and taste with fine tannins giving a dry-ish finish. A crowd-pleaser." - Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review
96% Syrah, 4% Viognier. 2900L. Syrah from the Two Terraces vineyard in Hawke's Bay and the Viognier off Dakins Road. Blocks and parcels fermented separately in 1 and 2 tonne fermenters, pressed to barrel and completed natural malo. Sulphured in Feb 2020, and blended in June. 15% new French oak.
Winemaking without borders while ultimately aiming to express the honest flavours of individual grape varietals. Each wine produced under this range is a benchmark example of grape, place, and maker.
With an ambitious and pioneering spirit, we thrive on discovering and expressing the finest terroir — getting the best from every grape with minimal intervention. The results are exceptional wines, crafted with passion and precision so you too can experience the journey, one sip at a time!
Vineyard: Two Terraces Vineyard
Varietal: 96% Syrah, 4% Viognier
Residual Sugar: <1g/L