Wine of the Week NZ

de la Terre Reserve Syrah 2014, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $45

From the highest syrah vineyard in Hawke’s Bay according to winemaker Tony Pritchard. “I wanted to make a dark and brooding syrah rather than a pretty style.” It’s a big, rich wine with liquorice, dark berry, black pepper and a hint of floral characters. A dense and complex wine with plenty of ageing potential. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 13%

Ageing: now to 2023

Food: Lamb shoulder braised in tomato and preserved lemon

Stockists: de la Terre winery; Wine Cave NZ Ltd, Auckland (NZ only)

Ranked #12 of 58 2014 Shiraz from Hawke’s Bay

Price Benchmark: NZD $52.15 Avg 95pt 2014 Shiraz tasted from New Zealand

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

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