Church Road Tom Syrah 2021
A wine of great depth, the fruit expresses as ripe berry and black plum, with top notes of violets, lavender, liquorice and anise. The vibrant fruit has leant a more serious, brooding nature by darker complexities of warm earth, new leather, cedar, cacao and savoury roasted notes along with an underlying ferrous minerality typical of this vineyard.
The palate is fine, full and long with a silky tannin structure giving an overall impression of elegance, completeness and restrained power. While approachable now, good Hawke’s Bay Syrah will age gracefully for 20 years or more.
“Made only in exceptional vintages, Our TOM wines are dedicated to the memory of Tom McDonald, a visionary Hawke’s Bay winemaker who was one of the most influential pioneers of New Zealand’s quality focused wine renaissance. Simply put, these are our best wines. No effort is spared. They represent the culmination of the collective experience and understanding of our team past and present, applied to some of the best parcels of winegrowing land in Hawke’s Bay.”
Chris Scott, Chief Winemaker