Babich Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2013

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 01-Sep-2014
Fruit from the ‘Irongate’ vineyard in the Gimblett Gravels fermented to 12.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months in French oak. Very dark, near impenetrable black-hued purple-red colour, very youthful in appearance. This has a tightly concentrated and intense nose of ripe black berried fruits, raspberries and red liquorice, along with spied plums, pepper and violet floral nuances. Medium-bodied, firm and tightly held flavours of black berried fruit, black pepper and spices form a deep core with good linear drive. The fruit is supported by fine, firm tannins, with balanced background acidity. The extraction provides a drying structure and mouthfeel leading to a moderately long finish with black pepper and spice elements. This is a fine, firm and tightly bound Syrah with deep, black fruit flavours. Match with barbecued red meat dishes and hard cheeses over the next 5-6 years. 17.5+/20 Sep 2014 RRP $22.00

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