Radburnd Syrah 2018, Hawke’s Bay

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 11-Jan-2021
Deep, ruby-black core with a purple hue and some transparency, lighter ruby-red on the rim, youthful. The nose is elegantly complex, aromas of blackberries, balsamic strawberries underlying plums have an elegant core, unfolding oak spices of vanilla, cinnamon, along with cigar and a hint of game. Medium-full bodied, exuberant fruit nuances of plums, blackberries, red berries entwined with dark herbs, followed by vanilla, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg spices, along with smoky cigar aromatics. The palate has a pure brightness and persistence; poised and fragranced fruit carry dark herbs and oak spices in fine proportions. Lacy acidity integrated with supple, fine-grained tannin, lightly framed the wine with an elegant structure, lend a lifting, lasting finish. This is an elegantly fragranced Syrah with exuberant fruit, oak spice details and a supple fine-grained palate. Match with lamb and venison loins over the next 6+ years. MS Clone from Bridge Pa and Dartmoor Valley, handpicked, hand-sorted, destemmed. Foot stomped in open-top fermenters, some whole bunches, fermented to 13.5% alc. Aged in new and seasoned barriques for 18 months. 19-/20 pts (95 pts) Jan 2021 RRP $85

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