Alpha Domus The Ace Hawke's Bay Syrah (2018)

The very ageworthy 2018 vintage (4.5*) of this 'Special Reserve' red was estate-grown in the Bridge Pa Triangle. Harvested from young Syrah vines (three years old), and blended with a splash of Viognier (1 per cent, to enhance florality), it was matured for 10 months in French oak puncheons and barriques. Full-coloured, with a fragrant, spicy bouquet, it is mouthfilling and strongly varietal, with deep, vibrant, plummy, spicy flavours, fresh acidity and smooth tannins. Enjoyable young, it's well worth cellaring to 2023+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Syrah
Vintage: 2018
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $60 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2022

The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.

When to drink: 2023

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