Country: New Zealand, Waiheke Island
Tasting Notes: The 2012 Dreadnought is incredibly fragrant with aromas of sweet red fruit, spice and savoury gamey notes which are typical of the style. The palate is undoubtedly concentrated yet retains an element of elegance with supple fruit and vibrant acidity. The fruit and stem tannins are fine grained and ripe adding freshness and length to the wine, with the overall structure suggestive of classical Northern Rhone Syrah. Stylish, finely balanced this wine is drinking beautifully now but will reward careful cellaring. We see the 2012 Dreadnought developing gracefully in age as the fine boned structure becomes more apparent and great complexity ensues.
Varietal: 100% Syrah