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"Elegant weight & delightfully silky" Wine Orbit

"Sweetly fruited as well as spicy at the same time, showing Black Doris plum, ripe cherry & almond characters on the nose" Wine Orbit

Excellent with duck, venison casserole, roast beef & mushroom dishes

Mystery Hawke's Bay Syrah 2019

Member rating / 33
Elsewhere $29.99 $26.08

Black Market Mystery Wines™ are simply wines we love, with the branding hidden and revealed only when it arrives at your door!

Awarded 90/100 Points Awarded 4.5 Stars Awarded 89/100 Points
Mystery Hawke's Bay Syrah 2019

Mystery Hawke's Bay Syrah 2019

Member rating / 33
The fruit for this Mystery wine was sourced from a vineyard in Hawke’s Bay that shows superb conditions for ripening quality Syrah...
Elsewhere $29.99 $26.08


Awarded 89/100 Points

Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier

Awarded 90/100 Points & 4.5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Nov 2020



  • French oak
  • Blueberry & plum
  • Subtle cocoa
  • Youthful tannins

"It's sweetly fruited and spicy at the same time, showing Black Doris plum, ripe cherry, thyme, game and almond characters on the nose. The palate delivers elegant weight and beautifully rounded mouthfeel, combined with savoury nuances, finishing long and delightfully silky" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Nov 2020

"Fresh, youthful, bright, fruity and varietal bouquet with aromas and flavours of raspberries and darker cherries, some plum then pepper, newish wood suggestions with a raw toasty layer then red  peppercorn. Dry with medium+ weight, mild tannins, plenty of acidity and lighter red fruit flavours that reflect the nose. Well made with a moderate youthful finish. Best drinking from today and through 2023" Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier

A supple spicy Syrah, this wine has aromas of violet and pepper, and rich flavours of blueberry and plum with a dusting of cocoa. This is followed by fine youthful tannins and a fresh finish.

The fruit for this Mystery wine was sourced from a vineyard in the Bridge Pa district of Hawke’s Bay, the warm dry climate and famous free draining soils make this a superb location for ripening quality Syrah. The mature vines are consistently managed to produce a balanced crop of ripe fruit. 2019 was an outstanding vintage in Hawkes Bay, the warm dry weather through late summer and autumn gave us fruit with small berries and great concentration.

The fruit was harvested at optimal ripeness and macerated overnight before fermentation began. A combination of plunging and pumping-over and techniques followed by post ferment maceration ensured the extraction of flavour and tannin. The wine was aged in tank and  French Oak barrels for 12 months before the final blend was assembled for bottling.

Food Pairing: Excellent with duck, venison casserole, roast beef and mushroom.



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User comments (14)

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Medium concentration, happy, nuanced, good value

Michel - 08/05/2021

A nice wine, good value

Neville - 29/04/2021

Lovely drop and good value for money

Paul - 02/05/2021

Another good mystery wine with all the hallmark taste and nose of a good Sryah

jon - 19/04/2021

Great tasting wine

Ron - 27/03/2021

A very nice subtle quaffing Syrah. More like a Pinot than some of the more tannic Aussie Shiraz

Alison - 12/03/2021

Its a good light wine but I was expecting Syrah to be more full bodies, this is more like a Pinot Noir which is not my fav.

Cali - 09/11/2020

Have ordered this before and very pleased with the quality

Sue - 31/10/2020

ENjoyable wine

Robert - 27/10/2020

This is a really good Syrah, both in taste and value. This is my 3rd case.

Keith - 13/10/2020

Very pleasant drinking and superb value for a quality Syrah

John - 05/10/2020

A reorder. Opened one bottle which was full of raspberries then closed up. A good wine that needs a little time.

Lance - 03/09/2020

Great wine, not a heavy Syrah but great to drink, will reorder

Warren - 25/08/2020

Will put the rest in the cellar for a couple of years.

Mike - 22/09/2020


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