Instinct Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2011

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 03-Jun-2014
Moderately deep, light ruby-red colour with garnet hues. This has an intensely aromatic, piquant nose of white pepper, spices and fragrant red berry fruit. Light-bodied, the palate features bright fruit flavours of redcurrant, white pepper and fresh herbs forming a good core supported with soft, supple tannins and fresh acidity. While softly textured, this has a good palate line with the drive to carry spice, floral and peppery flavours to a moderately sustained dry finish. This is a light-bodied Pinot Noir-like Syrah with distinctive white pepper notes. Serve with charcuterie, pizza and barbecued foods over the next 2-3+ years. 100% Syrah fruit from the Gimblett Gravels fermented to 12.5% alc., the wine aged 9 months in new and seasoned French oak. 15.5+/20 Aug 2012 RRP $22.50

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