Coopers Creek ‘Select Vineyards – Chalk Ridge’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2015

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 06-Oct-2017
Very dark, deep, purple hued ruby-red, a little lighter on the rim, youthful in appearance. The nose is taut and tightly bound with intense aromas of ripe blackberries and dark raspberries, along with plums and violet florals, and nuances of spice, hints of jam, and savoury, nutty oak. Medium-bodied, the palate has rich and sweet, vibrant and bright flavours of dark raspberries with blackberry notes, entwined with violet florals, black pepper and spices, unfolding succulent jam nuances and nutty oak. The fruit sweetness is the feature, and is supported by fine-grained tannin extraction and fine underlying acidity. The palate has grip and a long, lingering finish. This is a well-balanced Syrah with sweet and juicy blackberry and raspberry fruit, with pepper, spice, florals and jam notes on a fine-grained, textural palate. Serve with lamb, beef and venison over the next 5-6 years. Syrah fruit from the ‘Chalk Ridge’ block, south of Havelock, and a small amount of Gimblett Gravels fruit, co-fermented with 1.53% Viognier to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 50% new French oak. 18.5/20 Oct 2017 RRP $28.00

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