Syrah is the latest addition to Church Road's elite Tom range. Released in late 2019, the third, 2015 vintage (5*) was mostly (82.5 per cent) estate-grown in the Redstone Vineyard, in the Bridge Pa Triangle of Hawke's Bay; 17.5 per cent was grown in the Gimblett Gravels. Matured for 22 months in French oak barrels (42 per cent new), it has deep, bright, purple-flushed colour and a highly fragrant, floral bouquet. A very elegant, supple, youthful and harmonious red, it is densely packed, with concentrated plum, spice and black-pepper flavours, a hint of liquorice, and a long, refined finish. Already dangerously drinkable, it's well worth cellaring to at least 2022.
Type: Red Wines
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $220 NZD
Value for Money: –V
Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021
This wine is a Potential Classic.
When to drink: 2022