Mills Reef ‘Elspeth’ ‘Trust Vineyard’ Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2010

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 12-Aug-2012
Very dark, deep, purple-hued ruby-red colour, lighter on rim, youthful in appearance. This has an elegant, soft and ethereal bouquet of red berry fruits with red florals, along with white and black pepper and spicy oak, all well-integrated and expressed with harmony. Medium-bodied, dark berry and red floral fruit flavours laced with pepper gently build on a smooth, near seamlessly textured palate. The tannin extraction is very fine, and the acidity soft, allowing the sweet fruit flavours to feature and blossom in mid-palate. The wine finishes more elegantly, with subtle floral and oak spice notes showing good length. This is a very refined and smooth textured, elegant Syrah with floral and spices that blossom in the glass. Match with Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine over the next 5-6 years. Hand-picked fruit from the ‘trust' vineyard, destemmed and given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented in ‘Integrale' barrels to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 15 months in 300 L oak hogsheads, 45% French and 55% American of which two-thirds was new. 18.5-/20 Aug 2012 RRP $45.00

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