Alpha Domus - “The Barnstormer” Syrah 2008, Hawkes Bay, NZ
I’m not entirely sure about this one. It’s certainly pleasant, there’s nothing wrong with it but, ironically, it’s nothing barnstorming.
It has a good plummy nose but on the palate it’s just a bit one dimensional. This is certainly a food wine as opposed to a sofa wine. It’s got a quite acidic impact. The finish is sadly a little short and the aftertaste a bit, sour really….
There’s just not the depth of flavour or complexity I like in this wine and whilst it’s pleasant enough my barn is remaining unstormed tonight.