Squawking Magpie ‘Stoned Crow’ Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2014

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 30-Aug-2016
Very full, even, black-hued purple-ruby colour with lighter purple on the edge. The nose is firm and tightly concentrated with aromas of ripe black berried fruits melded with dark herbs and nuances of savoury game, unfolding black pepper and violet florals. The richness of fruit and perfumes are enticing. Medium-full bodied, the palate is fulsome and rounded with a soft density, depth and concentration. The flavours are ripe and sweet, showing blackberries with florals and iron-earth minerals. This has significant extraction and structure, the soft acidity enhancing the roundness of the mouthfeel. The wine carries to a long and succulent finish with a firm line of tannin. This is a fulsome, rounded, densely packed Syrah with ripe black fruits, violet perfumes, a little game interest and a rounded palate with serious structure. 10+ years. 100% Syrah fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 16 months in 30% new French oak. 19.0-/20 Sep 2016 RRP $49.95

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