Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Spade Oak

Spade Oak ‘Heart of Gold’ SV Syrah Tempranillo Gisborne 2009 12.5%
N: Plenty of Syrah aromas here: darker berry fruits laced with pepper, a field mushroom note, raspberry the strawberry, plum, and gentle brown spice tones from the Tempranillo. Enough oak to bind these together and add a layer of complexity.

P: Dry with moderate complexity and flavours that reflect the Syrah mostly with oak contributions next. The Tempranillo rounds off the flavour with a strawberry kick on the finish.  Balanced with moderate tannins and medium acidity. Overall, a sound drinking dry red wine.
3.5 Stars

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