Matariki ‘Reserve’ Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2010

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 11-Feb-2015
Dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour, youthful in appearance. The nose is soft and densely packed with harmoniously integrated aromas of savoury dark red berry fruits melded with Middle Eastern spices, pepper, and secondary development notes of earth and cedar, unfolding milk chocolate notes in the glass. Medium-bodied, smooth and integrated flavours of savoury and spicy red fruits are interwoven with liquorice, cedar, pepper and herbal detail. Elevated acidity lends a liveliness and refreshing mouthfeel, and the wine follows a firm, but fine, grainy-textured tannin line that carries through to a long, spicy, cedary finish. This is a firm, lively Syrah with harmoniously entwined savoury, spicy and cedary secondary flavours. Match with lamb and slow-cooked game meat dishes over the next 4-5+ years. Hand-picked fruit from the Gimblett Gravels fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged over 18 months in predominantly French oak. 17.0+/20 Feb 2015 RRP $36.00

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