(2018) What a glorious wine this is, the Syrah aromatics fairly singing from the glass. Unusually for any New Zealand wine these days it is bottled under cork, not screwcap, but my bottle was certainly pristine and absolutely expressive. Violet and heavy dusting of white pepper, deep plum and cherry, and a fine blood and game background note are compelling. In the mouth that rasp of raspberry-edged acidity and a grippy, fine-grained tannin framework support copious fruit, a slick of chocolate or mocha, a hint of anise and a long, long finish. Should cellar very well, but irresistible now. Sadly though, another wine that appears not to have UK distribution at time of review.