Reef View Syrah 2018

$25.00

Good complex Syrah, great with chicken and middle eastern dishes.

Estate-grown at Ahipara, the 2018 vintage (3*) is medium-bodied, with lightish, fairly mature colour. Drinking well now, it has berryish, spicy, slightly nutty flavours, rounded and ready. The 2018 vintage has bright, fullish colour. An easy-drinking style, it is medium-bodied, with berryish, plummy, gently spicy flavours, fresh and smooth.

Michael Cooper

Description

Deep, ruby-red with a slight garnet hue, lighter on the rim. The nose is fragrant and softly full; the aroma of red cherries, blackberries intermix black pepper, deep florals, and cedar hint. Medium-bodied, aromas of red cherries, blackberries accompanied by strawberries, followed by black pepper, cedar and deep floral notes. The palate is fresh with lively, plummy acidity; grainy tannin added to the mouthfeel and weight. The wine flows with vibrancy lends a sour-red-fruited, savoury finish. This is a juicy, red-fruited Syrah with flavours of cedar and black pepper on a medium palate.

Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews