Eventide Waiheke Island Syrah (2020)

This distinctive red is made principally from Syrah, blended with small portions of Petit Verdot and Tannat. The powerful 2020 vintage (5*) is dark, youthful and likely to be long-lived. Full-bodied, it is packed with vibrant blackcurrant, plum and gently spicy flavours, with a hint of liquorice, nutty oak adding complexity, and a firm backbone of tannin. Best drinking 2025+. The 2019 vintage (4.5*) is a Cotes-du-Rhone-like red, with ripe blackcurrant and red berry flavours, sitting alongside Syrah's typical peppery notes in New Zealand. Showing excellent depth and complexity, it should be at its best 2024+. (Note: the 2020 vintage retails at $65; the 2019 vintage retails at $56.)


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Syrah
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $65 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

When to drink: 2025

Reviewed July 2022

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