44% Off

2014 Frenchmans Hill Rock Earth Syrah

Only 300 cases made - this gloriously opulent Waiheke Syrah is like NZ's answer to Grange!

2014 Frenchmans Hill Rock Earth Syrah

Only 300 cases made - this gloriously opulent Waiheke Syrah is like NZ's answer to Grange!

$99.00

per bottle

Elsewhere $108.00
  • Bottle
  • Case (6)
FWDC 96/100 Michael Cooper 5 Stars
44% Off

2014 Frenchmans Hill Rock Earth Syrah

Only 300 cases made - this gloriously opulent Waiheke Syrah is like NZ's answer to Grange!

FWDC 96/100 Michael Cooper 5 Stars

Description

From Luc Desbonnets very steep, north-facing 8 Vineyard, Rock Earth Syrah is a masterful blend of 6 different Class A Syrah clones, which combine to produce an opulent, silky and spicy Syrah of massive extract and presence. Unfined and minimally filtered, it's so decadent and attractive it can be enjoyed from the word go, but patience will be rewarded through to 2030.

Smells

Deep dark chocolate, liquorice, exotic spices, cedar, plums and coffee.

Tastes

Super rich, silky and very very opulent, this is like New Zealand's version of Penfolds Grange. Big, hearty and mellow, with a completely seamless palate, the finish goes on and on with delicate savoury nuances working harmoniously with all the sweet dark fruit and chocolate. Delicious now with a big flavoursome cut of meat, it will be at its best from 2018.

BrandFrenchmans Hill Estate

RegionWaiheke Island

VarietalSyrah

Size750ml

Alcohol %14.0%

Vintage2014

CountryNew Zealand

recommended for you

From our tasting panel