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 BobCampbell.nz
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