Lake Chalice The Raptor Syrah 2019, Hawke’s Bay

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 15-Jun-2022
Deep, ruby-red with a black hue, lighter on the rim. The nose is full and elegantly presented, aromas of red plums and blackberries entwined with flint, spice and minerals. Full-bodied, plums and blackberries enriched by black pepper, meaty and flint element. Tannins extraction added a firm yet smooth grip and provided structure, entwined with cloves, barrel flint and vanilla complexity. A salivating acid line supports the fruit's concentration and weight and brings a long, juicy finish. This approachable Syrah features succulent fruit, a creamy, broad palate and a lively acid line. Match with pork shoulder roast and lamb over the next 5+ years. Fruit from Gimblett Gravels, fermented to 13% alc, aged in seasoned and new barrels for 6 months. 18.5/20 pts (93 pts) June 2022 RRP $30

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