Brookfields ‘Hillside’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2016

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 18-Oct-2018
Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with slight black hues, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is elegant in proportion with good depth and intensity of blackberry fruit entwined with aromas of spices and black pepper, with white pepper nuances, liquorice and subtle notes of violet florals. This is refined in expression. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a rich and vibrant core of sweetly rich and luscious flavours of blackberries with black plums, spices and liquorice, and an array of black and white pepper with violet floral nuances. The fruit has depth and intensity with very good vitality and a fresh, firm line of acidity. The flavours flow along a very finely extracted line, leading to an elegant, lingering spicy finish. This is a rich and vibrant Syrah with elegant flavours of blackberries, black plums, pepper and spices on a fresh palate with fine extraction. Match with Asian and Middle Eastern fare over the next 6+ years. A blend of MS and 470 clone fruit from a north-facing hillside single vineyard in Bridge Pa, destemmed and fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 18 months in new French oak and two American barriques. 18.5/20 Oct 2018 RRP $45.00

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