Brookfields ‘Hillside’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2015

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 17-Oct-2016
Dark, deep, black-hued purple red colour, very youthful in appearance, a little lighter on the rim. This has a well concentrated and firmly packed nose with ripe and exotic fruit aromas of dark-red and black-berried fruits along with a harmoniously entwined array of dark red and violet florals unveiling nuances of Asian spices, black pepper, black minerals and aromatic new, toasty oak. Medium-full bodied, the palate features concentrated, rich and luscious flavours of blackberry fruit with violet floral, black pepper, exotic spice notes and sweet, oak The fruit is underlined by fine-grained tannin extraction that forms a refine core and structure, and the mouthfeel is enriched and enlivened by fresh acidity. This has a long, concentrated and a deep, dense line that carries to a long finish of blackberries, plums and liquorice with exotic spices and new toasty oak lift. This is a rich and concentrated Syrah with exotic black fruits, florals, spices and liquorice on a seriously extracted, fine-grained palate. Serve with slow-cooked game meat over the next 8-10 years. Named after the north-facing hillside vineyard in the Bridge Pa district. A mix of MS and 470 clone fruit destemmed and fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in predominantly new French and American oak barriques. 19.0/20 Oct 2016 RRP $45.00

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