Riverby Estate Marlborough Syrah (2020)

From vines planted in the Wairau Valley in 1990, the estate-grown 2020 vintage (2.5*) was hand-harvested and matured for 11 months in oak barrels (30 per cent new). Ruby hued, it is a fresh, medium-bodied, distinctly cool-climate wine, with pleasant, plummy, spicy flavours, woven with lively acidity, and a smooth finish. Best drinking mid-2022+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Syrah
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★ – 3 Stars
Price: $28 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

When to drink: 2022

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 28
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 30
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed March 2022

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