Babich ‘Winemakers’ Reserve’ ‘Gimblett Road Vineyard’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2011

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 16-Nov-2012
Syrah fruit from the ‘Gimblett Road' vineyard, fermented to 12.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 30% new French oak. Moderately deep, dark ruby-red with some purple hues, lighter on rim. The nose is fresh and elegant with bright dark red berry fruits, white and black pepper, and exotic spice notes along with some bacony oak. Medium-bodied, this has good deep, attractively spiced dark red berry fruit flavours with sweetness and richness, complemented by pepper notes. The fruit liveliness is enhanced by balanced acidity, and supported by supple, background tannins. The flavours flow with substance and harmony to a moderately sustained finish. This is an elegant Syrah with surprising richness and fine tannin structure. Serve with pork, veal and lighter red meat dishes over the next 4+ years. 17.5-/20 Sep 2012 RRP $30.00

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