Ash Ridge ‘Vintner’s Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2015

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 11-Jul-2017
Very dark, deep, black-hued purple-red colour. The nose is very fine and tightly bound with intense and penetrating aromas of black-berried fruits intermingling with black pepper and minerals. Very restrained spice notes give way to blossoming florality. Medium-bodied, the palate is still very tightly bound, and elegantly concentrated with a firm core of blackberry fruit, along with bold black pepper notes and nuances of minerals a spices, with suggestion of dark herbs. The acidity lends a mouthwatering feel and the wine possesses a very fine-grained, taut structure. The acidity also lends poise and liveliness and carries the wine to a long, sustained finish of black fruits, pepper and minerals. This will become richer over the next 5-6+ years. MS and Chave clone Syrah fruit from the ‘Cardoness’ vineyard, fermented to 13.0% alc, approx. 70% by indigenous yeasts, with 35% whole bunches and plenty of uncrushed berries, the wine aged 18 months in 30% new oak. 18.5/20 Jul 2017 RRP $50.00

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