Awaroa Melba Peach Reserve Syrah (2019)

Rich and refined, the vigorous 2019 vintage (5*) was estate-grown on Waiheke Island and matured for a year in oak barriques (80 per cent new). Full-coloured, it is fragrant and concentrated, with an array of berryish, plummy, spicy, nutty flavours, showing excellent complexity, supple tannins and a long finish. A very harmonious, savoury, ageworthy red, it's well worth cellaring to 2025+. Currently delicious, the 2018 vintage (5*) was matured for a year in French oak barriques (67 per cent new). Mouthfilling and savoury, it has generous, ripe berry, plum and spice flavours, slightly earthy notes adding complexity, and a finely poised, well-structured finish. Drink now or cellar.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Syrah
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $75 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

When to drink: 2025

Reviewed April 2022

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