The first in a line of early 20th century battleships bestowed with the motto “fear god and dreadnought” and embodying a supreme combination of speed and power, Dreadnought denotes our steepest and most breathtaking hillside Syrah vineyards.
- NZ - Other New Zealand
- New Zealand
Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Dreadnought is a 100% Syrah showing ripe blackberry and blueberry preserves on the nose alongside hints of pepper and cloves. Full-bodied, concentrated, spicy and peppery, there is plenty of acid freshness, a medium level of rounded tannins and a long finish. Drink it now to 2018+. Other recent accolades for this vintage: Rating 91 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate Issue #209, October 2013
96 Points 5 Stars, Sam Kim Wine Orbit Sep 2012
Winery Tasting Notes
Typical aromas for Dreadnought Syrah include a smokey peat character that provides a savoury edge to the overt blueberry and pepper aromas, that mix of savoury and sweet that is classic Northern Rhone is style.
The palate is concentrated and rich but well balanced with vibrant acidity and a streak of minerality – almost a salty character with the wine finishing with a large volume of fine grain tannins.
Medals & Trophies
Silver Medal - Decanter World Wine Award 2013 "Oaky aromas nuanced with black currant leaf and white pepper. Attractive plum fruit, spice and olive complexity. Classically styled."