Schubert Syrah 2020

$79.90 inc. GST

94/100 – James Suckling
93/100 – Stephen Wong MW
90/100 – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
95/100 – Decanter (2019 vintage)

“Subtle aromas of crushed black pepper, cloves and black berries follow through to a medium body, with firm and polished tannins and a linear finish. Shows plenty of drive yet it remains refined at the end. Dried meat and fruit, but not overdone. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.” – James Suckling

“Very aromatic toasted coconut nose, sweet and creamy, vanilla and milk chocolate. Ripe red fruit, hint of spice, lots of oak. Savoury flavours of seared bacon round out the red fruit and coconut on the mid-weight palate with bright refreshing acidity and soft, fine tannins. Fruit-driven and plushly oaked, this is seamless and opulet without being heavy. A cooler-climate syrah but not shy either. Made in a house style. Drink 2025 to 2032.” – Stephen Wong MW

“The 2020 Syrah is minty and fresh, with black fruit and soft tannins in the mouth. It is more mineral and spicy than it is plush and juicy, and this bodes well through the finish, which is long and unfurling. Purple flowers and Earl Grey tea populate the fringes, showing a delicacy and inequality that are really quite appealing. There’s a clove cigarette, menthol character to the wine that is persistent and pervasive.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Tasting Note: Vivid purple hue with opulent aromas of cassis, plum and dark cherries, carrying fragrant Christmas spices and rich roasted coffee notes. A vibrant entrance of white pepper, ripe whole berries and savoury sage, leading into layers of tobacco with lingering spice and structured, gamey tannins. A wine full of depth and vigour with a long cellaring potential.

Winemaking Notes: Harvested 7th & 8th April 2020. Hand-picked, carefully selected grapes, 100% de-stemmed. Cold-macerated and fermented in stainless steel vats and left on the grape skins for 3 weeks. Aged in 35% new and 65% used French oak barriques for 33 months.

Certification: Organic

Alcohol: 14.0%

Variety: Syrah

Region: Wairarapa, New Zealand

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