Hopesgrove ‘Estate’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2013

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 06-Aug-2015
Full, very dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, lighter edged. The nose is fresh and bright with ripe aromatic blackberry fruit melded with black pepper, lifted spices, black earth and black-red floral notes. The nose has density and intensity, still youthfully fresh, primary and vibrant in expression. Medium-full bodied, the palate features a rich, concentrated core of sweetly ripe and lush blackberry fruit flavours entwined with black pepper, Asian spices, subtle earthy elements and dark-red and violet florals. The fruit is supported by grainy tannin extraction and structure that lends a textural line. This has good power and drive, the acidity integrated, and the wine showing good linearity, carrying through to a long, black-fruited, firm-textured finish. This is a concentrated, ripe, black-fruited Syrah with plenty of grainy extraction and structure. Match with roasted red meats over the next 7-9+ years. Hand-picked fruit, destemmed and given a cold soak, indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine given 10-14 days on skins post ferment and aged 28 months in 40% new French oak barriques. 105 cases made. 18.0+/20 Aug 2015 RRP $45.00

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