Quarter Acre Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2014

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 04-Apr-2016
Dark, purple-hued ruby-red colour, lighter on the rim, youthful in appearance. The nose is soft and initially restrained, but opens in volume to show a harmonious amalgam of ripe blackberry and plum fruit intermixed with subtle black pepper and Asian spice elements, lifted red florals and nutty oak. Medium-bodied, the mouthfeel is soft, smooth-flowing and supple, with gently melded waves of flavour. This has blackberries, dark red plums, black pepper, spices and florals, along with nutty oak. The fruit is supported by very fine-grained tannins and integrated acidity, lending a plush, soft textures. Some acid piquancy emerges, leading the palate to a lingering finish of liquorice. This is a soft, plush and harmonious Syrah with interwoven flavours of black fruits, pepper, florals and spice with nutty oak. Match with casseroles and slow-cooked game meat dished over the next 5-6+ years. Hand-picked fruit, clones Chave, Grippat and MS, from a hillside and old riverbed vineyard, destemmed and fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine spending 29 days on skins and aged 18 months in 35% new French oak. 18.5-/20 Apr 2016 RRP $34.99

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