Stonecroft Serine Syrah 750ml

The name ‘Serine’ came about after speculation over the origin of Stonecroft oldest Syrah vines, which are the oldest Syrah vines in New Zealand.  At one stage, it was thought the clone of Syrah might be Serine. That was never established but the name stuck. They pick their Syrah in a number of different batches, as They have different clones, vineyards and ages of vines. For the Serine Syrah we aim to make a serious wine which will develop in the bottle, but one which does not need to be cellared for years before drinking.

93 points. Quite a dense, elegant Syrah that’s named after a syrah clone. Silken-textured wine with raspberry, plum, prune, chocolate/mocha and spicy oak flavours. An age-worthy red that’s certainly approachable now.