75cl * 13% * Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
The Hawke's Bay - to the north-east of New Zealand's North Island - has a unique maritime climate, much like Bordeaux. Syrah, it is said, loves a view and views don't get much better than Hawke's Bay: hilly slopes looking straight out to sea. An intriguing and delicious Kiwi Syrah, produced in a Northern Rhone style: beetroot, violets and freshly cracked black pepper through-and-through. Firm, fine tannins can be felt on the finish, indicating its need for food. And Syrah loves pork and bacon.