Omahu Hawke's Bay Syrah 2017
An interesting wine with spiced red fruits, licorice and some reduction amongst the classic florality and white pepper. Sinewy tannins with good length of flavour supported by smoky oak. Farmed by a very experienced grower, this is a beautifully coloured, well-structured, cool climate Syrah.
Woolshed Limestone Coast Shiraz 2017
This wine takes it name from the historic sandstone winery, which was originally built by John Riddoch as a woolshed - long before the vineyards were planted. Lifted ripe dark berry fruits integrate well with hints of spicy black pepper. Subtle vanillin oak and gently rounded tannins lead to the flavoursome lingering finish. Drink now or over the short term.
Optica Blue Pattern Coonawarra Shiraz 2016
Award winning winemaker, Neil Doddridge, works very closely with local vignerons to source small parcels of fruit to craft wines reflective of their unique terroir. This classic Coonawarra Shiraz displays the fragrant red berry fruit and spice characters that have helped make the region famous.