Te Mania Syrah 2011 12.5% Nelson
Distinctive ruby core with a fuchsia rim
N: Plums and blackberry fruits with wild raspberry and youthful (still settling in) edginess. Moderate oak suggestions and a striking youthfulness.
P: Fruity and peppery with white pepper spice, spring berries and plums, a touch of milk chocolate and berry pie (I like berry pie). Medium oak spices with vanillin and toastiness. Easily a drink now style, but I would prefer to see this wine in a cellar for another 18 months first. Medium+ tannins and acidity. Medium+ length and medium complexity.
Two to three years cellar potential.
3.5 Stars now (should be an easy 4 Stars wine in 12 months)