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.