Significantly more bolshy than last season’s blend, this lush number doesn’t mind a bit of the underground jazz scene. Black cherry, plum, rose, barbeques, cinnamon sticky buns. Sumptuous sums up the vintage pretty well, certainly the best of the decade for reds. The palate is full bodied, with fruit and spice paving the way to a great big mouthfeel and sculpted tannin structure. It has great integration, even in it’s infancy, it’s harmonious, the length prodigious. Go Waiheke Syrah, you beauty.