Schwarzenegger syrah

Paritua Syrah 2015, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $49

Deep-tinted syrah with an intensely fruity aroma and flavours suggesting plum, dark berries, cassis and toasty oak. An impressively proportioned wine that’s a delight to drink now but should develop well in bottle. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2024

Food: Beef cheeks, soft polenta, gremolata

Stockists: Paritua Wines; Caro’s Wines, Auckland; Centre City Wines & Spirits, Wellington (NZ)

Ranked: #12 of 56 2015 Shiraz from Hawke’s Bay

Awarded: Top Rank

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