Maison Noire Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2016

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 22-Feb-2018
Dark ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, lighter on the edge. The nose is fragrant and slender in proportion with bright and lifted fruit aromas of raspberries entwined with red and violet florals and subtle notes of pepper and fresh herbs. Spice elements emerge in the glass and the aromatics build in depth with aeration. Medium-bodied, the palate possesses fruit flavours of dark raspberries along with savoury black pepper, unfolding herb and floral detail, and suggestions of game. The palate is sweet-fruited and enlivened by fresh acidity, and the fruit is underlined by fine, grainy tannin extraction. This has a good core with a textured mouthfeel lending presence, and the wine carries to a fulsome finish. This is a moderately concentrated Syrah with savoury raspberry pepper and herb flavours, along with floral and game detail on a lively, grainy palate. Match with wild duck and pork and game meat dishes over the next 4+ years. Syrah fruit from Te Awanga and the hills overlooking the Gimblett Gravels, fermented to 12.4% alc., the wine aged in French oak barrels with 25% new equivalence. 17.0+/20 Feb 2018 RRP $25.00

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