Smith & Sheth Syrah named one of world's most cellar-worthy wines

November 03, 2021

Smith & Sheth Syrah named one of world's most cellar-worthy wines

Smith & Sheth's CRU Heretaunga Syrah has been named as one of the world’s most cellar-worthy wines by global wine authority Wine Enthusiast magazine.

The 2018 vintage received a “superb” 95 Points warranting inclusion in Wine Enthusiast’s annual list of 100 Top Cellar Selections, a ranking of the best wines tasted throughout the year that exhibit pedigree, structure and staying power – the hallmarks of age-worthy wines.

Managing Partner Steve Smith MW was understandably thrilled with the results, “We are delighted with this recognition for our 2018 Heretaunga Syrah from one of the world’s most respected authorities in the world of wine. It is our firm belief that our role is to create wines that truly feel as though they come from a place that imparts its own distinctive stamp on every fine wine it produces. This wine has that quality in spades, best described by Christina Pickard in her tasting note for Wine Enthusiast: ‘This is a precise, tightly knit wine for the cellar that beautifully captures both the power and the elegance of Hawke's Bay Syrah.’”

It is a fantastic endorsement for the winery which has ambitions of producing some of the new world’s most celebrated Chardonnay and Syrah and a coup for Hawke’s Bay with the only two New Zealand wines making the list from the region. Fellow fine wine producer Te Mata Estate was also included with its highly sought-after 2018 Coleraine.