Expatrius Syrah 2013
$135.00 inc. GST
5 stars – Michael Cooper
“Grown on an ‘elevated coastal headland’, the 2013 vintage was matured in new French oak barrels for 15 months. Deep and bright in colour, it is sturdy (14 per cent alcohol), youthful and very finely textured, with generous, ripe, plummy, gently spicy flavours, fine-grained tannins and obvious potential. Showing great harmony, it’s already delicious, but should be at its best 2018 onwards.” – Michael Cooper
Tasting Note: A single grape wine that has been described as uncannily evocative of the great Cote Rotie and St Joseph wines of France. A rich and elegant Syrah, with a voluptuous mouthfeel and fine-grained tannins lending to a refined, silky texture. Gorgeous red fruit notes are still fresh and keep the palate alive. Beautifully constructred and refined.
Region: Waiheke Island, New Zealand