Redmetal ‘Basket Press’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2013

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 17-Sep-2014
100% Syrah, fermented to 14.0% alc., with hand-plunging and pump-over, the wine aged 14 months in 20% new French oak. Very full, deep, purple-hued black-red colour, near impenetrable. This has a moderately full and deep nose with restrained fruit aromas of ripe black plums and berryfruit, releasing black pepper and lifted spices and floral elements with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the mouthfeel is soft-textured, plush and seamless with juicy red berry fruit and black pepper fruit flavours. Layers of spices, oak cedar and earth unfold and the palate flows smoothly with fine-grained, supple tannins balancing the fruit succulence. Soft, ripe acidity adds to the roundness, and the wine leads to a dry, finely textured finish with pepper, cedar and spice notes. This is a smooth, seamless, fine-grained Syrah with layers of red fruits, pepper, spices and cedar. Serve with Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine over the next 5-6 years. 18.0/20 Sep 2014 RRP $35.00

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