2020 Scout Marlborough Syrah

Dark blueberry and violets abound in this excellent organic Syrah from the highly regarded Seresin vineyard in Marlborough.

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Sarah and Greg jumped at the chance to craft Syrah from a parcel of fruit in the acclaimed Seresin vineyard.

Made with 100% whole bunch the Scout team channelled their inner Rhone and have come out with a super wine. True to its Marlborough roots, with oodles of rich berry fruit, there is a definite nod towards the spice and pepper of Crozes Hermitage. The tannin profile is very lacy and pure, a result of the whole bunch and great fruit with old barrels providing a supporting role.

Syrah may not be synonymous with Marlborough but tasting this we start to wonder if maybe it should be?

This fruit screamed whole bunch. So, naturally, we went 100%. All in. Little bit of foot stomping to get the ferment going, then sealed up for a week or two to do its thing, before a final plunge before pressing. It then hung out in old barriques until bottling in February.

Region: Marlborough, NZ
Blend: Syrah (100%)
ABV: 12.90%
Closure: 750ml
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91 Points - "Moderately intense syrah with dark berry, raspberry, white pepper, red rose and savoury dried herb flavours. A vibrant, high-energy wine from a very favourable vintage." - Bob Campbell (The Real Review)

92 Points - "New leather, meat, pepper, truffles, blackberry, nutty with a slight bubblegum perfume. It's meaty and savoury, laced with pepper, a soft and smudgy tannin profile, kind of jubey, but savoury too, with blue fruit and dried herb finish of good length. Has a tiny amount of spritz. Very interesting. Kind of bloody and umami, and an excellent drink I feel." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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