Smith and Sheth Cru Heretaunga Syrah 2017

Smith and Sheth Cru Heretaunga Syrah 2017

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Full, dark, deep, near saturated black-hued purple-red colour, very youthful in appearance.  The nose is very full and voluminous with well-packed aromas of very ripe blackberry fruit along with boysenberries and mulberry notes, black plums and iron-earth.  The aromatics are harmoniously integrated with warm, savoury earth, game and nutty oak notes, unfolding nuances of ink and tar, then black florals.   Medium-full bodied, the palate has well-concentrated flavours of very ripe blackberry, mulberry and plum fruit with boysenberry hints.  A complexing layer of black pepper, liquorice and spices add detail, with piquant florals providing lifted elements.  The mouthfeel features a firm heart with fine-grained tannins lending powdery textures and grip.  A firm acid edge carries the wine to a taut, lingering finish.  This is a firm and tightly bound, concentrated Syrah with very ripe fruit flavours of blackberries, boysenberries, plums and iron-earth, with fine and firm structure.  Match with slow-cooked game meat and semi-hard cheeses over the next 8-10 years.