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Deep ruby red colour. Aromas of ripe blackberry, plum, red liquorice, black pepper and red flowers show beautifully. The palate is medium to full bodied with flavours of ripe black fruits, raspberry, anise, pepper, thyme and a lovely thread of vanilla and cedar from oak and fruit. The finish is long with a lovely savoury twist. Will drink beautifully now through 2028.

Smith & Sheth CRU Heretaunga Syrah 2020

Region: Hawke's Bay

Country: New Zealand

Closure: Screwtop/ Cap

ABV: 13.0%


  1. 92

    Dark cherry, blackberry, cedar wood aromas with star anise notes. Concentrated touch cedary palate with ample dark berry fruits, sappy firm tannins and plentiful new oak complexity, should develop well.

  2. 93

    Restrained bouquet, ripe blackberry fruit, hint of spices and dried herbs. Chewy and very tannic, huge intensity and power, plentiful chalky tannins. Built for the long-haul.

  3. 92

    A high acid style. Lacking a little fruit density.

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