Brookfields ‘Back Block’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2016

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 14-Sep-2017
Ruby-red colour with slight purple hues and some depth, lighter on the rim. This has a oft nose with moderately packed aromas of dark raspberries and blackberry fruit melded with earthy and savoury peppery notes, along with dark-red and violet florals and a little nutty oak. Medium-bodied, the palate has restrained, soft flavours of blackberries and dark raspberries harmoniously melded with earthy and cracked pepper nuances. The flavours unfold to show savoury floral and nutty elements. The mouthfeel is soft and elegant with gentle tannins balancing the fruit sweetness and acidity. The flavours carry to a light, nuanced finish with a little acid crispness providing lift. This Syrah is restrained in flavour but is soft and harmonious, melding black and red fruits with earthiness and pepper. Serve with antipasto and Mediterranean fare over the next 3-4 years. Fruit from the back block of the ‘Ohiti Estate’, fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine spending at least 2 weeks on skins, and aged at least 6 months in oak. 16.5+/20 Sep 2017 RRP $20.00

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