Church Road ‘1’ Redstone Syrah 2019

Church Road '1' Redstone Syrah 2019

Floral and bursting with cherry, bramble, pepper and spiced red plum. Elegant, vivid, focussed. Coltish and lively on release, – approachable now, but built with structure and intensity to last. A positive, driving forward line of acidity. Oak sitting quietly in the background, adding a warmth and toast. Complex, glossy and layered. Spiced with star anise, sumac and a touch of soy, balsam umami, and then picking up a little graphite-mineral and earthiness. Lengthy, varietal finish. 94pts

The 2018 version of this wine was a creditable 6th in a line-up that one reader commented as looking like “a landmark tasting for this type of wine in New Zealand”

WineFolio ‘Top 10 Tasting’ – Syrah

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