Church Road Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2015

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 26-Jan-2017
Full, very dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour. The nose is full and softly packed with sweetly ripe aromas of blackberry fruit with soft nuances of black plums and liquorice, along with black pepper, spices and violet florals, lifted by oak elements. Medium-bodied, the palate possesses rich and sweet flavours of ripe blackberries and plums entwined with spices, liquorice, black and white pepper and dark florals. The fruit is balanced by fine-grained tannin structure and fresh acidity providing energy and liveliness. The wine carries with good tension and linearity to an elegant, lingering finish of blackberries, plums and pepper. This is a lively and fresh, sweet-fruited Syrah with blackberry, plum, liquorice and floral flavours with balanced tannin grip. Match with barbecued and grilled red meats and Mediterranean fare over the next 4+ years. Clones 470, MS and Chave, 70% from the Bridge Pa Triangle and 30% from the Gimblett Gravels, the fruit destemmed and fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine on skins for 3-4 weeks, and aged 18 months in 25% new French and Hungarian oak including barriques and cuves. 17.5/20 Jan 2017 RRP $19.95

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