Lunar Blue Rock Syrah 2016 New Zealand Martinborough
Shiraz made with Pinot sensibilities. An under-rated grape from New Zealand which does amazing things in the right sites and hands. As with both Pinots, this sees 30% new oak, for 12 months.
Comparisons to Northern Rhône are inevitable – no bad thing. Built over tightly knitted tannins, this is a savoury wine of grace and power, launching with earth, pepper, charcuterie/smoked meats, topped by blackberry and black fruits and florals. Amazing length runs through the finish, this is a concentrated style with its fine tannins and a rocky mineral element rounding out this detailed wine. Simply, a gorgeous cool climate Syrah.