Bell Bird Bay ‘Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2014

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 13-Nov-2015
Dark ruby-red colour with good depth, showing some black and purple hues, lighter edged. The nose is softly full and even, with light aromas of soft red berry fruits entwined with earth and cedary elements, spices and pepper. A little eucalypt and camphor unfolds in the glass. Medium-full bodied, plush and juicy dark red and black fruit flavours are lifted by black pepper and spice elements forming a soft-textured core. The extraction lends a little dryness to the mouthfeel, but integrated acidity provides liveness and energy. As the wine flows, spice, cedar and camphor nuances unfold and carry through to a dry line with black and red fruits and spice elements. This is a fresh, juicy, even Syrah with spice and cedar flavours and light, dry extraction. Match with Middle Eastern fare over the next 3+ years. Fruit from the Bridge Pa Triangle destemmed and fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 10-14 days on skins post ferment and aged in French oak barriques. 16.5+/20 Nov 2015 RRP $27.99

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