Stonecroft ‘Undressed’ Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 10-Nov-2018
Even, dark purple-hued ruby-red colour, lighter on the edge, very youthful in appearance. This has a moderately concentrated, rounded nose with a good core of ripe blackberry fruit and dark raspberry aromas, building to show penetrating black and white pepper elements, hints of liquorice and savoury spices. Medium-bodied, the palate has a softly concentrated, deep heart of ripe blackberry fruit with notes of raspberries and plums, entwined with black pepper and liquorice detail, savoury spices and a little earthiness. The fruit has good weight and mouthfeel, forming a solid palate, and is supported by fine-grained tannin structure. The wine carries plenty of grip to a long, textured finish with acid liveliness. This is a deep and rounded Syrah with ripe blackberry, raspberry and plum fruit with pepper, spices and earthy interest on a grainy structured palate with good grip. Match with roasted lamb, beef and venison, and semi-hard cheeses over the next 5-7 years. A barrel selection wine. Hand-picked fruit from the ‘Mere Road’ vineyard fermented to 12.0% alc., the wine spending 2-3 weeks on skins post ferment and aged 5 months in 20% new French oak with no additions of sulphur during vinification or at bottling. Certified AsureQuality organic. 17.5+/20 Nov 2018 RRP $31.00

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