What’s in the glass tonight July 17th

Esk Valley Syrah 2013

Esk Valley Syrah Hawkes Bay 2013 – $$

I have been really enjoying wines from this label this year. The 2013 Cab Merlot has been stunning, the Chardonnay has delivered beyond its price point. I thought I’d get this wine in the office order to give it a go.

Inky scarlet colour. 13.5% alc. A fresh and approachable, un-challenging red wine. Fruity on the nose, mildly earthy too with some vanilla. Soft ripe blackberry flavours, with a medium tannin profile and concentration. Mild spice.

Not wowed with this one. No faults, but a bit soft and lacking personality.

Mild is the word. G 3

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