Frenchmans Hill Estate
Expatrius Syrah 2013
100% coastal single site Waiheke Island. Said to be the place from whence depart the spirits into "the great darkness". A sacred place where these vines have often struggled to survive. Magnificent complexity and finesse. Dedicated to my sisters Christina and Isabella. Tribute to the love of ones homeland and to those who travelled away from homeland carrying the vines with them. Wine grown on unique site with limited volumes.
Cellar at 13-15 ºC. Drink: 2021 – 2030.
Region: Waiheke Island, New Zealand
5 stars – Michael Cooper
“Grown on an ‘elevated coastal headland’, the 2013 vintage was matured in new French oak barrels for 15 months. Deep and bright in colour, it is sturdy (14 per cent alcohol), youthful and very finely textured, with generous, ripe, plummy, gently spicy flavours, fine-grained tannins and obvious potential. Showing great harmony, it’s already delicious, but should be at its best 2018 onwards.” – Michael Cooper
Price based on case of any 12 wines, all-inclusive of freight, taxes, duty and insurance from NZ Producer to your door in Australia. All prices based on live exchange rate.