Villa Maria Cellar Selection Syrah

Just the red for a cut of Kiwi lamb.

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Syrah

2019, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
  • Very reliable Hawke's Bay Syrah by NZ's most awarded winery, Villa Maria
  • Gold medal (NZ Int'l Wine Show 2020), 94/100 & Buy of the Week October 2020 (Bob Campbell MW)
  • Silky, supple medium bodied red bursting with dark berries and spice!
  • Just the red for a cut of good old Kiwi lamb
  • RRP $24.99


    It seems pretty fitting that Villa Maria decided to put their Cellar Selection range behind a Gold label – being NZ’s most awarded winery they’ve won a Gold or few in their time.

    And their Villa Maria Cellar Selection Syrah is no stranger to the podium. The previous 2018 was pretty much THE red to lay your mits on taking out 3 Trophies including Champion Wine of Show at the NZ Wine of the Year Awards!

    The 2019 is here and no doubt shapes up to be another beauty. A rich, silky, supple, medium bodied red and absolutely that’s just bursting with delicious dark berries and spice. Awarded 94/100 (and his Buy of the Week in October 2020) Master of Wine Bob Campbell called it “Bold, bright and beautifully built syrah with plum, berry, floral, violet, pepper and spice flavours. This deliciously juicy red can be enjoyed now or carefully cellared for a few years to yield a mellower texture and even greater complexity.”

    It’s got the legs to be cellared for a good 6-7 years yet so open some now and tuck some away for a few years yet.

    The Lowdown: 13% alc / 750ml / Screwcap
    Bob Campbell MW – 4 Stars
    NZIWS Gold
    Browse Wine | Red | Syrah | 2019 | Villa Maria

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