75%
of 8
would buy again
75%
of 8
About this rating

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2017

75% of 8

2014

No ratings yet

2012

85% of 485

Rod Easthope Hawkes Bay Syrah 2017

75%
of 8
would buy again
75%
of 8
About this rating

This rating is unique to the current vintage, at the current price. If you're interested to compare, you can see how the previous vintages were rated below...

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2017

75% of 8

2014

No ratings yet

2012

85% of 485

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  • Pask Declaration Hawkes Bay Syrah 2013

    Sold by The Wine Society

    £22.00

    (As of 30/05/2019)

  • Saint Clair Hawkes Bay Syrah NV

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £12.99

    (As of 30/05/2019)

£15.99

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Market Price
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  • Pask Declaration Hawkes Bay Syrah 2013

    Sold by The Wine Society

    £22.00

    (As of 30/05/2019)

  • Saint Clair Hawkes Bay Syrah NV

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £12.99

    (As of 30/05/2019)

£15.99

Angels Angel Price

£14.99

Rod Easthope Hawkes Bay Syrah 2017

75%
of 8
would buy again
75%
of 8
About this rating

This rating is unique to the current vintage, at the current price. If you're interested to compare, you can see how the previous vintages were rated below...

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2017

75% of 8

2014

No ratings yet

2012

85% of 485

Market Price
To show you the value you’re getting as an Angel...

Every 6 months we taste and benchmark our wines against up to 3 comparable wines on the market. The Market price you see is based on the price of these wines.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Market price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Pask Declaration Hawkes Bay Syrah 2013

    Sold by The Wine Society

    £22.00

    (As of 30/05/2019)

  • Saint Clair Hawkes Bay Syrah NV

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £12.99

    (As of 30/05/2019)

£15.99

Angels Angel Price

£14.99

Market Price
To show you the value you’re getting as an Angel...

Every 6 months we taste and benchmark our wines against up to 3 comparable wines on the market. The Market price you see is based on the price of these wines.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Market price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Pask Declaration Hawkes Bay Syrah 2013

    Sold by The Wine Society

    £22.00

    (As of 30/05/2019)

  • Saint Clair Hawkes Bay Syrah NV

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £12.99

    (As of 30/05/2019)

£15.99

Angels Angel Price

£14.99

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About the wine

Stunning Syrah from Rod the God
  • With its low yields and intensely flavoured fruit, Hawke’s Bay Syrah has become highly sought after. The fruit from good sites is in short supply and it’s all thanks to Angels that I am able to get my hands on grapes for such a great price.

  • Red fruits coupled with the now trademark Hawke’s Bay Syrah aromas of black pepper and aniseed give this red real character, but what really stands out is the immense length of flavour it has on the finish.

  • I suspect that it will sell slowly initially until a few people have tasted and rated it and then it will disappear.  So tuck in as there isn’t much to go round!

Rod Easthope, Winemaker

Best before
This was bottled with fresh vibrancy in mind. And that is what offers immediately. However, this will age well for 5-7 years and you should see more spice emerge with time in bottle. The tannins don't really acquire attenuating with time in bottle - so all bottle age will do is slowly change the characters rather than soften the wine.

Serving advice
It is really ready to go with a twist of the screw-cap. I always suggest a large glass so that you can spend time with the wine as aerates in the glass. Then you can enjoy the changes as is unfolds.

Food match
Gamey meats are a great way to go with Syrah - like Venison, guinea fowl, pheasant etc. But in general any strong red meat goes really well.

New Zealand

Hawkes Bay

Syrah | Shiraz

Fruity Red

13.0% ABV

75cl

Meet the winemaker - Rod Easthope

  • Rod downed tools at one of New Zealand's most iconic wineries, to set-up-shop alone, and luckily for us, he knows the whereabouts of the very best grapes that Hawke's Bay and Central Otago have to offer. 
  • He has rave reviews from journalists, wines dripping in medals and oodles of Parker Points under his belt, and thanks to Angel funding and backing, he's now making wines exclusively for you.
  • Using his prize fund from being crowned your Winemaker of the Year 2014, Rod was able to add a stunning Gisborne Chardonnay to his range. Years on and his wines never fail to impress -  they don’t call him Rod the God for nothing.

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75% of 8 would buy it again
£14.99

2017

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