Babich ‘Winemakers’ Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2014

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 27-Dec-2015
Very full, black-hued ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, youthful in appearance. This has a soft, full and beautifully harmonious and integrated nose of ripe blackberry fruit melded with dark plums, black pepper, minerals and Asian spices. The aromatics have a gentle lift and are softly concentrated with depth that grows in the glass. Medium-full bodied, the fruit is bright and aromatic, sweet and juicy, rich and luscious with flavours of ripe black and dark red berryfruit entwined with plums, black pepper, violet florals and Asian spices. The mouthfeel is smooth and harmonious with the fruit richness balanced and supported by supple tannins and framework. The palate has depth and density, and a softly driven core with some underlying power carrying the wine to a soft and well-sustained finish of black fruits, florals, pepper and spices. This is a smooth and harmonious Syrah with rich fruit, supple and balanced structure and lovely palate flow. Match with Asian and middle Eastern fare over the next 4-5 years. Fruit from the ‘St John’ vineyard, Bridge Pa, fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged in 35% new French oak. 18.0+/20 Dec 2015 RRP $40.00

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