28/03/2016 – Mission Estate Syrah 2014

(2016) Hawke's Bay or Hawkes Bay? It's one of the most profound mysteries of the wine world as local producers use both with apparently no rhyme or reason. But the wine, from an historic and award winning estate, is lovely: a gentle raspberry-scented Syrah with just little tones of chocolate richness, very good, pert acidity and a framework of grippy tannin but still that sweet but tangy presence of the fruit.

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