Doppio Hawke’s Bay ‘Chave’ Syrah 2014
Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 12-Jul-2017
Full, even, impenetrable black-red with youthful purple hues. The nose is firm nd densely packed with ripe aromas of blackberry fruits along with black plums and minerals. Again, some reduction is apparent, but not to be of concern, This is fulsome on nose, unfolding complexing nuances of game and funkiness in the most positive way. Medium-full bodied, this is rounded and fulsome, quite solid in presentation with a packed heart of ripe black-berried fruits, with savoury interest, showing a touch of game, minerals and funkiness. Black floral notes add to the aromatics. This has plenty of fine-grained tannin extraction, the palate with great presence, with integrated acidity. The wine has a degree of completeness and carries well to a fresh finish. This is about black fruits, subtle complexing funkiness, and a solid, fulsome mouthfeel. Yet it is accessible. It will age 10-12+ years easily. Chave clone Syrah fruit from the ‘Cardoness’ vineyard, fermented with a portion of whole bunches and uncrushed berries to 13.0% alc., the wine aged in a 1 y.o. French oak barrique for 18 months. 19.0/20 Jul 2017 RRP $150.00 as a two-bottle pack with a MS clone bottling.