Matariki Reserve Syrah 2000

Medium-deep robe, good colour – no sign of age, although this shows on the nose. Touch of lanolin, and mix of black and white pepper. Fruit a bit behind the acid now. Elegant in its own way – red fruits there. Lovely Rhone-type finish.

Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

17/20 [tasted 18-06-2011] www.matarikiwines.co.nz

Bought cellar door. Average value at $45.00. Stored in a cool spare room.

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