Blockbuster syrah

Alpha Domus The Barnstormer Syrah 2015, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $34.95

Ripe, dense syrah with chocolate/mocha, vanilla, plum and black pepper. A rich and generously flavoured red with a silken smooth texture. A crowd-pleasing wine that offers value at this price. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2022

Food: Smoked Raukumara Venison, rillettes, parsnip, brussel sprouts & caramelised fig

Stockists: Alpha Domus Wines; WineNZ.com, Otago (NZ)

Ranked #3 of 30 2015 Shiraz from Hawke’s Bay

Price Benchmark: NZD $40.17 Avg 95pt 2015 Shiraz tasted from New Zealand

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