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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

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Elsewhere $29.99 $26.08
6 Btls, $77.94 6 Btls, $67.77

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 Silver Medal Awarded 89/100 Points
Mystery Hawke's Bay Syrah 2019

Mystery Hawke's Bay Syrah 2019

Member rating / 50+
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
6 Btls, $77.94 6 Btls, $67.77


Awarded 89/100 Points

Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier

Awarded Silver Medal: Best Value

China Wine & Spirits Awards 2021

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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Very nice drop!!One of the best Syrah's I've tried.

Glenn - 01/09/2021

Great wine at a great price

Sandra - 01/09/2021

Wow this wine is AMAZING! Would 100% buy again

Nikki - 24/08/2021

Very nice, would buy again

Jo - 20/08/2021

This is a superb easy drinking wine love it

George - 19/08/2021

Loved it!!

Ann - 04/08/2021

Loved this wine, buying more.

Helen - 03/08/2021

Like it!

Dong - 13/07/2021

Well worth taking the gamble.

Vivien - 06/07/2021

Medium concentration, happy, nuanced, good value

Michel - 08/05/2021

A nice wine, good value

Neville - 29/04/2021

Very happy, ordered more:)

Chris - 21/09/2021

Good value for money, would purchase again

Ali - 20/09/2021

Very easy to need to open an extra bottle

Russell - 08/09/2021

Very nice

Christine - 03/09/2021

Good wine for the price, great value!

Tim - 30/08/2021

Really nice surprise here - enjoyed it very much

David - 26/08/2021

Excellent value

Brian - 22/08/2021

Great value Syrah.

Trevor - 20/08/2021

Good value for money, a bit lighter than I expected

Paul - 09/08/2021

Very nice easy drinking Syrah.

Tara - 06/08/2021

Enjoyed so much we ordered more.

Barbara - 03/08/2021

Very pleasant to drink

Dianne - 20/07/2021

It turns out that we have had this before and we are very happy to have it again.

Michael - 19/07/2021

Really nice. Quite a surprise and easy to drink, even without food!

Natalie - 13/07/2021

value for money.

David - 13/07/2021

Great Syrah at an everyday price

Greg - 23/06/2021

Tasty wine excellent value

Bob - 22/06/2021

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

Pleasant Syrah with good body and notes

David - 10/09/2021

It is a tad lighter than other Syrah's I have enjoyed from Hawke's Bay over the last 2 years, but it is also good value for money.

Barbara - 02/09/2021

Just ok.

Don - 30/08/2021

Nice wine but did not display the classic Syrah taste.

David - 18/07/2021

As above good value for money

David - 16/07/2021

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

Mike - 22/09/2020


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