Mudbrick Vineyard 'Sheperds Point' Syrah Waiheke Island 2013 13.5%
A concentrated, rich and inviting bouquet lead by the vanilla scented oak with its toasty highlights, then a concentration of black and dark fruits - raspberry, black cherry and plum; medium++ complexity. On the palate - dry, concentrated, oaky and sweet in fruit; the balance already displayed makes it totally drinkable now, but will also age well (3-5 yrs); highish tannins are oak lead on the palate, but the fruit tannins will prove to be the longevity in this wine; highish acidity too; Great example of Waiheke Syrah.
Mudbrick Vineyard Reserve Tempranillo Waiheke Island 2014 14.5%
Aromas and flavors of strawberry, brown spiced oak and lightly spiced red meats; On the palate - a very tasty red wine with flavors that reflect the nose - especially with the spicy notes from the oak; medium+ tannins and acidity keep the wine youthful and age worthy; dry with medium length and finish. Well made.