Craggy Range ‘Gimblett Gravels Vineyard’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2010

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 23-Mar-2012
97% ‘Heritage' clone Syrah with 3% Viognier, fully destemmed and fermented to 13.4% alc., the wine aged 16 months in 25% new French oak barriques. Dark, deep, purple-hued ruby-red colour, bright and youthful in appearance. This has a very fine, soft and penetrating bouquet combining fresh black berry and peppery fruit, lifted with violetty floral elements, and spiced with liquorice and toasty oak char and nuances of bacon. Medium-bodied and elegantly proportioned, bright black berry fruits with black pepper and Asian spice flavours show excellent depth. Apricot and floral notes show with fresh acidity, and the palate is underscored by very fine tannins that provide a dry and refined mouthfeel. This has a very long finely textured finish. Match this elegant, spicy and finely structured Syrah with Asian duck and Middle Eastern lamb dishes over the next 6-7+ years. 18.5/20 Mar 2012 RRP $31.95

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