Babich ‘Winemakers’ Reserve’ Bridge Pa Triangle Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2017

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 04-Apr-2018
Dark, even ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues and some depth, lighter on the rim. The nose is firm and intense with well-concentrated aromas of blackberry and dark raspberry fruit melded with a layer of white pepper, unfolding an amalgam of fragrant violet florals and Asian spices. Medium-bodied, the palate is taut and elegant in proportion, somewhat slender in presentation, with a fine core of blackberry and dark raspberry fruit interwoven with a layer of white pepper and dark-red and violet florals. The fruit is supported by fine-grained tannin extraction and the palate is enlivened by crisp acidity lending plenty of energy and tension. The wine flows along a slippery line, leading to a lingering finish of fruits and white pepper. This is a taut and slender Syrah with some intensity of blackberry and raspberry fruit melded with white pepper and florals on a fine, slippery palate. Match with Middle Eastern fare over the next 3+ years. Clone 470 fruit from the ‘St Johns’ vineyard, Bridge Pa, destemmed and fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 8 months in 25% new French oak. 16.5+/20 Apr 2018 RRP $34.95

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