Alpha Domus The Barnstormer Syrah 2010, Hawkes Bay, North Island

Alpha Domus The Barnstormer Syrah 2010, Hawkes Bay, North Island Bottle

Syrah Syrah
Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

$19.15 (303396)

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  • 4.54.5

Blackberry, raspberry, bacon, hickory, pepper and flint aromas are front and centre. The flavours really explode on the palate, and yet it suggests Rhône Valley rather than a New World style (thus the appropriate use of Syrah instead of Shiraz). Fresh acidity and moderately firm tannins give this wine structure. Enjoy it tonight with bacon-wrapped lamb medallions. (VINTAGES panel, Sept. 2012)

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Oct 27, 2012

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David Brodati
David Brodati

This wine sits dark ruby in the glass and reveals dark fruit on the nose. But for me it's the savoury, smoky, peppery, earthy, meaty tones that dominate. Really more old world in style, but not overly so. I get some green pepper and olive notes as well. Typical Syrah in that the flavour knockout punch is up front with only a jab and counter punch of heat on the lengthy finish. Made an excellent tag team with striploin steak drizzled with a shallot mushroom wine reduction. Grip it n' sip it!. April 2013.

4.44.4
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