Wine of the Week NZ

Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Syrah 2014, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $59.99

Dense, deep syrah with ripe dark berry, plum, liquorice. dark chocolate, mocha and spicy oak flavours. Brooding but accessible red with sweet fruit supported by a backbone of ripe tannins. Will develop well with bottle age. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: now to 2024

Food: Parmesan-crusted lamb rack, braised belly, butternut pumpkin & harissa jus

Stockists: Esk Valley Wines (NZ). Not available in Australia

Ranked #12 of 53 2014 Shiraz from Hawke’s Bay

Price Benchmark: NZD $50.72 Avg 95pt 2014 Shiraz tasted from New Zealand

Winery Rating: 93.5 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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