Wine of the Week NZ

Church Road McDonald Series Syrah 2015, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $27.99

Deep, inky, but still quite fragrant and supple syrah with floral, violet, raspberry, blackberry, black pepper and spicy oak flavours. An aromatic and appealing wine that’s deliciously drinkable now but should still develop well. (Screwcap)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2023

Food: Duck pie, mushroom & leek, roasted duck leg

Stockists: Glengarry Wines, Auckland; Advintage, Hawkes bay (NZ); Pernod Ricard (AU distributors)

Ranked #1 of 19 2015 Shiraz tasted from New Zealand

Price Benchmark: NZD $42.66 Avg 95pt 2015 Shiraz tasted from New Zealand

Winery Rating: 95.1 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How the wine fits in the winery’s range?

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