Spicy syrah

Postage Stamp Wines View East Syrah 2016, Waiheke Island, NZD $49.95

Juicy, fruit-focused syrah with plump plum, cherry and berry flavours plus a seasoning of spice, anise and oak. An attractive, almost juicy wine with appealing fruit sweetness that’s nicely balanced by fine, ripe tannins. (Screwcap)

Score: 94 ★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13%

Ageing: now to 2022

Food: Lamb rump with roasted pepper, confit shallot, marinated olives and cashew nut purée

Stockists: Postage Stamp Wines; Waiheke Wine Centre, Waiheke Island (NZ only)

Ranked: #6 of 32 2016 Shiraz from New Zealand

Awarded: Top Rank

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