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.