Cypress "The Cypress" Syrah, 2009, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
£88.80 (inc VAT)
Only 900 bottles made from a fine vintage. Lucky us, and by extension, you.
The Cypress Syrah is as rare as steak tartare or indeed hen's teeth - only 900 bottles are made and we're lucky to have some to share with you. It spends 24 months in 40% new oak and showcases perfectly the mighty fine wine made on Cypress's hillside.
The Lawson family founded Cypress 16 years ago. The rare hillside vineyard lies in an otherwise incredibly flat landscape. Also, the winery is in the famous Gimblett Gravels sub-region, which has similar soils to the Right Bank of Bordeaux. Here is an interesting fact: New Zealand has a wide variety of climates, which can also be found in the Italian peninsula.