Petane Station Esk Valley ‘Single Vineyard’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2015

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 17-Mar-2017
Dark, deep ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is elegant with intense and penetrating, tightly bound aromas of blackberries, black and white pepper, and lifted violet florals, unfolding nuances of liquorice and dark herbs. Medium-full bodied, the palate is tightly packed with intense and deep flavours of blackberries entwined with black and white pepper, along with liquorice and spice notes and violet florals. The palate has firm but fine-grained tannins in support, and vibrant acidity enlivening the fruit aromatics and enhancing the richness. The wine carries with energy and vitality to a long, lingering, elegant finish. This is a tight and intensely flavours Syrah with flavours of blackberries, black and white pepper and florals on a firmly structured palate with lively acidity. Serve with lamb, beef and venison, and semi-hard cheeses over the next 6-7 years. Fruit from the ‘Askerne’ vineyard in the Te Mata, Havelock district, fermented with 20% whole bunches and clusters of Viognier added, to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 18 months in 30% new French oak. 130 cases made. 17.5+/20 Mar 2017 RRP $36.00

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