Stonecroft ‘Serine’ Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2015

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 26-Oct-2017
Dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour with purple hues on the edge. The nose is full, deep and concentrated with aromas of ripe blackberry fruit melded with dark raspberry and blueberry notes, along with black pepper, and funky game and iron-earth nuances. Medium-full bodied, the palate has rich and sweetly ripe fruit flavours of blackberries and dark raspberries with notes of black pepper and earth, and a layering of complex, funky game. The palate has a deep and well-packed heart, with fine-grained tannin extraction and structure in support. The acidity is balanced and integrated. The wine carries positively, leading to a soft, full-flavoured finish. This is a fulsome, well-packed, rich, black-fruited Syrah with black pepper, earth and funky game flavours on a fine, well-structured palate. Match with slow-cooked game meat and casseroles over the next 6+ years. Named after the ‘Serine’ clone which was surmised to be that of the oldest estate Syrah vines, but not confirmed as such. Fruit from the ‘Mere Road’ and ‘Roy’s Hill’ vineyards, fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 18 months in 35% new French oak barriques. Certified AsureQuality organic. 400 cases made. 18.0/20 Oct 2017 RRP $31.00

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