Serious syrah

Pask Declaration Syrah 2013, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $50

Rich, mellow flagship syrah from a top Hawke’s Bay vintage. Moderately dense, savoury red with high-toned berry fruit flavours together with leather, cinnamon, gunpowder, baked earth and spicy oak characters. Quite a structured wine with potential for further development.

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view on

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2023

Food: Braised lamb shoulder with lemon & pine nut gravy

Stockists: Pask Wines; Glengarry Wines, Auckland; Advintage, Hawke’s Bay (NZ); APW International, Vic (AU distributors)

Ranked #23 of 65 2013 Shiraz tasted from Hawke’s Bay

Price Benchmark: NZD $48.52 Avg 95pt 2013 Shiraz tasted from New Zealand

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