Frenchmans Hill Estate Waiheke Island Rock Earth Syrah (2015)

Grown at the base of the Te Whau Peninsula, this small-volume, single-vineyard red has great personality. The memorable 2015 vintage (5*) was matured for 16 months in French oak barriques (75 per cent new). Deeply coloured, it is highly concentrated, with blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, vibrant and dense, and a vague hint of liquorice. Almost supercharged, but not, it's a terrific wine.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Syrah
Vintage: 2015
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $98 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

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