Alana Syrah 2014 Martinborough 90/100 4.5 Stars
A wonderfully expressive syrah, the fragrant bouquet shows dark plum, blackcurrant, mixed spice and a hint of white pepper characters. It is succulent and rounded on the palate, and offers elegant mouthfeel which is both generous and fine at the same time. Tannins are polished and beautifully integrated, making the wine silky and immediately appealing. At its best: now to 2019. $30.00. www.alana.co.nz. Feb 2016.