Top 10 New Zealand Syrah

Top 10 New Zealand SyrahThere's never been a better time to drink New Zealand Syrah, according to Decanter expert Bob Campbell MW. Learn his top 10 New Zealand Syrah. Surprise an expert and choose any one of these 10 New Zealand Syrah and supply it alongsside a glass of excellent Rhone from the same vintage. He or she won’t find it simple to pick the French wine.
New Zealand’s best Syrahs have similar floral, pepper and dark berry notes to many of the wines from the northern Rhone. And when Kiwi winemakers co-ferment their Syrah with a small Viognier, the aromatics and texture of the resulting wine are remarkably like Cote-Rotie.
New Zealand’s top Syrah regions are Waiheke Island, just 18km from Auckland, and Hawke’s Bay on the east coast of the North Island. The Waiheke wines tend to be richer and more vinous than the fruit-all ears wines from Hawke’s Bay. Read more