The Hay Paddock Syrah 2008 Waiheke Island 13.9%
Blood red core with a garnet infused rim
N: An integrated bouquet with leather, a woody appeal then marmite and peppery suggestions. Medium complexity.
P: The palate delivers more than expected with some lovely textured layers and complexity reminding me of similar Rhone styled wines - however it's all about the fruit for this example, the oak and soil add complexity and synergy. A balanced and well made wine with medium+ tannins and acidity and medium+ length. Best enjoyed now and through 2013.