CYPRESS TERRACES SYRAH 2009 – WINE ADVOCATE 2012

2009  Cypress Wines Cypress Terraces Syrah

RATING:

 91 points

PRODUCER:

Cypress Wines visit the producer

FROM:

Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

VARIETY:

Syrah

DRINK:

2012 - 2017

ESTIMATED COST:

SOURCE:

eRobertParker.com, #203
Oct 2012

The 2009 Cypress Terraces Syrah is produced from 100% Syrah fruit hand-picked from the limestone hillside of the Roy’s Hill vineyard. A deep color of garnet-purple, it has attractive black berry, blueberry and black pepper aromas with aniseed, fertile loam notes and a touch of salami. Medium to full-bodied, this is a structured style of wine that was aged 21 months in French oak barriques (20% new). It has a generous amount of fruit, a nice, crisp level of acidity and firm, grainy tannins that lead to a long and peppery finish. Approachable now, it should cellar to 2017+.

-Lisa Perrotti-Brown