Church Road Tom Syrah (2019)

Syrah is the latest addition to Church Road's elite Tom range. The fourth, 2019 vintage (5*) is a standout red and already a lovely mouthful. It was principally (91 per cent) estate-grown in the Redstone Vineyard, in the Bridge Pa Triangle of Hawke's Bay; 9 per cent was grown in the Gimblett Gravels. Matured for 21 months in French oak barriques (33 per cent new), it has dense, purple-flushed colour. Highly perfumed, it is a powerful, weighty, finely poised wine, with very ripe – but not over-ripe – flavours of blackcurrants, plums and spices, oak complexity, good tannin backbone and a rich, very harmonious finish. It should mature gracefully for 20 years.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Syrah
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $220 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Potential Classic.

Reviewed 2021

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