Stonecroft Hawke’s Bay Syrah 1999

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 27-Feb-2012
Fruit from Mere Road and Roy's Hill. Dark, deep, ruby-red with garnet and brick hues on edge, this has a soft, full, integrated nose of spicy game meat, leather and ripe dark fruit notes underneath. This has complex secondary and tertiary aromas. Medium-full bodied, the palate has sweet, lush flavours of game meat, savoury herbs, pepper and brown spices with cedar that emerge in waves. Some oak resin notes are apparent. The acidity is noticeable, and the tannins becoming resolved, and the palate is smooth in texture. This is fully mature and development flavours prevail, the fruit fading a little now. Drinking near the end of its plateau.  Feb 2012

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