Little Wing Syrah 2016
$59.90 inc. GST
18.0/20 – Raymond Chan
“The aromatics show good penetration. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegant in presentation with refined and slender, but tightly bound aromatic flavours of black berried fruits, black and white pepper, spices and minerals. The fruit is poised with soft, lacy acidity providing energy, and underlined by fine-grained tannin extraction lending good structure and grip. The wine carries to a long and sustained finish. This is an elegant, penetratingly aromatic Syrah with black fruits, pepper, spices and minerals on a poised palate with light acidity and fine tannin structure.” – Raymond Chan
Tasting Note: An elegant Syrah that speaks to Gillian and Gareth MacLachlan’s experience with the variety in the Rhône Valley in France, matched with the natural power of their coastal Waiheke Island site. An initial delicate fragrance opens up to reveal layers of game, black olive, pepper, bramble and blackberries. Oak presence is integrated and understated, giving a firm texture to the palate without overpowering the purity of the fruit. Hand-harvested, natural fermentation, manually basket pressed and matured for 16 months (12 months in 35% new oak and 4 months in tank). Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Region: Waiheke Island, New Zealand