Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"The Te Awa Single Estate Syrah is sourced from our premium vineyard blocks located on the world-famous Gimblett Gravels soil, renowned for growing high quality Syrah.
The 2018 Te Awa Syrah is a delicate and fragrant wine. Aromas of dark berries are complemented by spicy pepper and attractive floral notes. The palate is complex with sweet fruit flavours of blueberry and raspberry balanced by notes of cedar and the typical Gimblett Gravel's minerality. Medium weight on the palate, the natural acidity and supple tannins give the wine lovely freshness and persistence"
4 Stars Michael Cooper (2018 Vintage)
"The 2018 vintage of this Gimblett Gravels red was matured in French oak hogsheads (30 per cent new). Finely balanced, it is full-coloured, mouthfilling and supple, with youthful, ripe, plummy, spicy flavours, a subtle seasoning of oak, and gentle tannins. Drink now or cellar."
93/100 JamesSuckling.com, October 2019 (2018 Vintage)
"There’s a neat array of pepper, spice and very rich and plush dark plums and blueberries here with good depth to the palate. This has luxuriant fruit weight that really holds deep and smooth. Drink or hold."
Reviews for the 2017 vintage below…
5 Stars, Best Buy & Number 4, Cuisine Syrah Tasting, June 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"A dynamic wine with fragrant ripe herbs and a hint of smokiness. The energetic palate is beautifully balanced with raspberry, black currant and pepper flavours. Impressively structured with defined tannins and beautiful length."