Super smooth syrah

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 17 Bay Block Syrah 2015, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $37.90

Attractive, accessible syrah with floral, red rose, plum, cherry, black pepper, anise and spice flavours. Very appealing wine with a silken smooth texture and layers of flavours on its lengthy finish. Sweet fruit is perfectly matched with gentle tannins. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 12.5%

Ageing: now to 2022

Food: Steak au Poivre, beef cheeks, black pepper sauce, house fries

Stockists: Saint Clair Wines; Negociants Australia & New Zealand (AU & NZ distributors)

Ranked #2 of 15 2015 Shiraz tasted from Hawke’s Bay

Price Benchmark: NZD $41.47 Avg 95pt 2015 Shiraz tasted from New Zealand

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