Squawking Magpie ‘Platinum’ Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2013

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 28-Oct-2017
Full, impenetrable black-red colour, with purple hues on the edge. The nose is very tightly bound and concentrated with restrained aromas of ripe blackberry fruit with hints of dark raspberries and violet florals, with spices and liquorice notes entwined with steely minerals and iron-earth elements. The concentration of the fruit is remarkable. Full-bodied, the palate is taut and densely packed with ripe flavours of blackberries, black plums, Asian spices and liquorice, with suggestion of violet and black florals. The flavours are tightly bound and yet to emerge fully. The fruit has lovely richness and plenty of underlying energy and vibrancy, revealing lifted oak and iron-earth and mineral detail. The fruit richness is balanced by considerable fine-grained, flowery tannin extraction, and the wine flows with power and linearity to a very long, sustained finish of spices and liquorice. This is a very taut and youthfully bound Syrah with deeply concentrated ripe blackberry fruit with spicy plum and liquorice layers on a bright, very fine-grained and structured palate with power and line, and a long, sustained finish. Match with slow-cooked game meats over the next 10-15 years. 100% Syrah from estate vineyards in the Gimblett Gravels, fully destemmed and fermented to 14.2% alc., the wine aged 24 months in 35% new oak. 300 bottles made. 19.5/20 Oct 2017 RRP $100.00

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