Silken and scented

Novum Syrah 2016, Marlborough, NZD $40

Dense, peppery syrah with violet, plum, dark berry and spicy oak flavours. An appealing sweet fruit is nicely balanced by drying tannins. Scented, voluptuous wine with a moderately silken texture and impressively lengthy finish. (Cork)

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

Alcohol: 12.5%

Ageing: now to 2023

Food: Seared wagyu beef carpaccio, Ortiz anchovy, smoked yolk, Parmigiano Reggiano

Stockists: Novum Wines (NZ only)

Ranked #2 of 16 2016 Shiraz from New Zealand

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