Mahurangi River Winery Syrah 2010 14.5%
N: Raspberry and toasty bouquet with pepper notes all associated with Syrah; ripe blackberry and blackberry pie pastry suggestions - all good in my book.
P: Dry, warm, peppery and youthful with some grippy tannins that need more bottle time to integrate and soften. Plenty of fruit concentration to allow this to happen although I noticed quite a lot of sediment and tartrates in this example. Overall a blanaced wine with medium+ oak, length and palate appeal.