(2021) From the marginal and cool Syrah climate of the Wairau Valley in Marlborough, this came from a warm season. It has 2% Viognier in the blend and comes from 27-year-old vines, no stems were included in the indigenous ferment and it was in oak for 18 months. So fragrant and perfumed, back to a very lifted floral signature here, violet and kirsch, something pot-pourri-like with Asian spice. In the mouth just a little drier than I had expected, the fruit a little shy, certainly not un-enjoyable, but slightly short and quite straightforward.