Vidal Reserve Syrah

Whopping 95/100 Bob Campbell MW! "Excellent value at this price  ($25)."

Vidal Reserve Syrah

2018, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
  • 5 Stars, 95/100 (Bob Campbell MW), Gold medal (NZ Wine of the Year Awards 2019)
  • Reserve label Syrah, a belter 2018 Hawke's Bay vintage, using Gimblett Gravels fruit
  • "Quite a dense and complex syrah...Excellent value at this price ($25)" (Bob Campbell MW)
  • RRP $25

    $19.99

    Anthony Joseph Vidal was just 22 years young when he jumped off the ship from Spain way back in 1888. After purchasing a small section in Hawke’s Bay in 1905 he converted the stables that occupied the land into a wine cellar and hey presto – Vidal Estate was born!

    You’ll find the Vidal Reserve range being regularly slurped by travelling visitors to Air NZ’s premium Koru lounges. This is a classy label that looks and tastes the part, clearly to pass the test to be served to those in swanky surroundings!

    From a great 2018 Hawke’s Bay vintage and using prized Gimblett Gravels fruit this latest release is an absolute pearler. It’s not hard to see why it won a Gold medal at the NZ Wine of the Year Awards and a seriously, seriously impressive 95/100 rating from Master of Wine Bob Campbell.

    So how good is a 95/100 rating from Bob? Put it this way, only four Syrahs reviewed from the 2018 vintage have scored 95 points or higher. Take your pick from Coopers Creek Reserve ($60), Stonecroft Reserve ($60), Trinity Hill L’Eritage ($120) or Vidal Reserve at our very, very modest price.

    Talking about this 2018 Vidal Reserve, Bob saidQuite a dense and complex syrah with plum, dark berry, pepper, subtle floral and nutty oak flavours. The wine is cleverly structured with sugar-coated tannins that provide backbone while offering an appealing silkiness. Excellent value at this price  ($25).”

    Five Star Syrah, Three Star price! Enjoy from now until 2023 and food match it with duck, lamb, beef or hard cheeses.

    The Lowdown: 12.5% alc / 750ml / Screwcap
    Bob Campbell MW – 5 Stars
    NZ Wine of the Year Awards – Gold
    Browse Wine | Red | Syrah | 2018 | Vidal

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