2014 Fromm "La Strada" Syrah Marlborough
At a mere 12% alcohol, this is perfectly ripe, fragrant and inviting on the nose with black/blueberry, Black Doris plum, violet and a hint of white pepper aromas. The palate is concentrated and generously flavoured, backed by plenty of supple tannins. Youthful and instantly charming, the wine is approachable yet promises to develop magnificently. At its best: 2017 to 2028.
Bright, fresh and spicy Syrah with floral, violet, white pepper, plum and nutty oak flavours. Elegant supple Syrah that has been co-fermented with a small amount of Viognier to add to the wine's perfume and contribute to its silken texture. Lengthy finish features chocolate and chewy tannins.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2014 La Strada Syrah has a game and marmite scented nose with suggestions of black pepper and cloves over a core of red currants and blackberries. Light-bodied, it gives a good amount of herb and pepper laced flavors with chewy tannins and good amount of freshness, finishing with good length. (LPB)
One of NZ's most coveted ultra cool climate Syrahs. A pure, vibrant faithful rendition of how this varietal can express itself in these types of climate. Very aromatic and full of energy. (Ryan Woodhouse - K&L NZ Wine Buyer) Winemaker's notes: "Expressive cool climate Syrah, dense ripe fruit, good concentration and weight, elegant and linear finish. Expressive blue fruit on the nose with lifted aromatics of dried violets and Asian spices of cloves, juniper and black pepper. The palate is full, showing ample ripe fruit and fine persistent tannins that, along with balanced acidity, drive the wine through to a long finish. A ripe Syrah that shows both refined power and elegance."