Squawking Magpie ‘The Gravels’ Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2014

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 04-Apr-2016
Very dark, saturated black-hued purple-red colour, very youthful in appearance. The nose is elegantly concentrated with intense and penetrating, fragrant aromas of black and dark red berry fruits, firmly entwined with notes of black pepper, violet florals, piquant Asian spices and liquorice. Nuances of funky game and iron-earth add detail. Medium-full bodied, this has a tightly bound core of juicy and succulently rich flavours of ripe blackberry fruit interwoven with plums and black pepper, along with Asian spices and violet florals. The palate is complexed by earth an mineral elements. The tannin extraction is fine-grained, and the mouthfeel is enlivened by bright acidity, providing a concentrated, firm core and line that carries to a long, fine-textured finish. This is a tightly concentrated, rich and succulent Syrah with fine structure and plenty of energy. Match with lamb, beef and venison dishes, and semi-hard cheeses over the next 5-7 years. A single vineyard wine, 100% estate Syrah, fermented to 13.8% alc., the wine aged 18 months in 20% new oak. 18.5/20 Apr 2016 RRP $30.00

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