Maxim Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2016

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 03-Jul-2017
Very dark, deep, purple hued ruby-red, youthful in appearance. The nose is softly fresh, with bright, lifted and vibrant fruit aroma of blackberry and dark-red berry fruit, entwined with black pepper and violet florals, along with iron-earth individuality. Medium-bodied, the fruit flavours of blackberries, dark raspberries, black pepper and violets are richly sweet and aromatic. The fruit forms a firm, fine-textured core. The extraction has refinement, and the palate enlivened by fresh acidity. This carries to a sustained finish. This is an excellent bottling of Syrah. Drink over the next 6-8 years. Fruit from Gimblett Road, destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine spending 20 days on skins and aged 12 months in one-third new oak. 18.5/20 Jun 2017 RRP $29.95

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