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This is the Awa has come

[te awa]Te Awa 2004 Syrah “Zone 2” (Hawke’s Bay) — Faded into generic dried blueberry leather innocuousness; in other words, tired syrah. I would have expected a slightly better showing.

Boundary conditions (& the coriolis force)

[grapes]Te Awa 2004 “Boundary” (Hawke’s Bay) – Blueberry soup with caramelization, yet oddly the dominant feature on the finish is the underripeness. There’s good structure despite the stew, but the wine is over-concentrated, gelatinous, and far too sticky. (2/08)