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Estate Vineyards Syrah '18 - ' Enjoyable young, this floral, bright-ruby red was grown in Hawke’s Bay and briefly barrel-aged. Slightly peppery aromas lead into a medium-to-full-bodied wine (12.5% alc/vol) with vibrant berry plum and spice flavours, gentle tannins and good freshness. Harmony and depth.'

Michael Cooper, New Zealand Listener, May 4 2019 Featuring: Syrah 2018

Syrah '18 - 'The palate is focused and beautifully weighted, delivering excellent fruit purity backed by fine texture and flowing mouthfeel, leading to a persistent silky finish. Elegant and stylish, this gorgeous syrah shows bright fruit characters of raspberry and Black Doris plum with nuances of violet, black pepper and anise.' 93 points, 5 stars

Wine Orbit, Sam Kim, November 2018 Featuring: Syrah 2018

Estate Vineyards Syrah '18 - 'There is a simplicity to this wine, made by one of New Zealand’s most historic wineries. But simple can be beautiful, particularly when it comes to red wines on the fuller end of the spectrum. At first sniff, pristine red fruit is woven with licorice, olives, herbs and slightly chocolaty oak. But as it opens in the glass, the oak fades and warm stone minerality takes its place. Firmly medium bodied, the tangy fruit is interlaced with savory herbs and balanced by lifted acidity and chalky tannins. This is cool climate Syrah that is unpretentious yet wholly sure of itself. One for the cellar.'

Wine Enthusiast, Christina Pickard Featuring: Syrah 2018

Estate Vineyards Syrah '18 - 'Highly enjoyable in its youth, this estate-grown red was briefly matured in French oak barrels. Bright ruby with a floral, slightly peppery fragrance, it is medium to full-bodied with vibrant plum and black-pepper flavours that show a distinct touch of complexity, savoury notes and gentle tannins.' ★★★★★

Michael Cooper, The Listener, April 2020 Featuring: Syrah 2018

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