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- From the 2018 Competition

Church Road, Brancott Estate, Stoneleigh - Church Road McDonal Series Syrah - 2015 Medal

BLUE-GOLD Award Winner
and one of the
TOP 1OO Wines of the Competition

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Judges' Comments

Warren Gibson
White pepper and spice. Attractive. Excellent freshness and vibrancy. Savoury palate. The firm tannins are in balance with the dish with good balance of spicy flavours

Meg Brodtmann
Very interesting nose with cooked cherry, sour cherry and a touch of rosemary/mint. Huge tannins which mask the fruit making the wine seem all about alcohol, oak and tannin. Lacking fruit. While the wine doesn’t appear fruitier with the beef, the protein does soften the tannins.

Dr Ken Dobler
Deep dark crimson colour. Intense black pepper and black olive aromas on the nose. Wonderfully seductive plate with pepper and ripe plum, mulberry flavours. The wine has exceptional length and fruit flavour going through onto the back palate. Outstanding complexity and freshness with food.

Brent Marris
Lovely black pepper nose. Hints of toasty oak and cedar on the palate. Ripe fruit driven tannins. Lifted chocolate and berry fruit on the finish. A good match with the beef cheeks as tannins are toned down.

Ying Tan
Deep dense dark red. Concentrated redberries, spice, slight floral notes on nose. Full, dry, slightly leathery dry, finely grained tannins, dark fruit, some floral creamy notes. Dry, spicy finish. Long. Slightly hot tail. Beef Cheek points up concentration and flavour.

Sue Bastian
Deep magenta very opaque. Mixed dark berries. A more medium bodied firmer acid elegant style with hints of liquorice on the palate. Tannins a little out of balance at present. The meat and melt in the mouth fat really helps the tannin.


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Country Of Origin
New Zealand

Wine Style
Fuller Bodied Dry Red Wines

Grape Variety
- 100%

Geo Indicator or Region
Hawkes Bay

Typical Retail Price

Alcohol 13.6% v/v

Sugar NIL g/ltr

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