Swift Syrah 2020, Hawke’s Bay

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 15-Sep-2021
Full, deep ruby-red with a black core, lighter on the rim. The wine has depth and concentration, filled the glass with violet, black peppercorn entwined with some dark herbs, underlying red plums and blackcurrants. Medium-full bodied, focused aromas of red and black plums melded with blackcurrants, violet, unfolding wet leaf, black peppercorn and a hint of tar. The palate is smooth, with firm, gravelly mineral tannins, leaves a drying, herbaceous mouthfeel. The fruit is just ripe with balanced, lacy acidity carries violet and tar to a fragrant, lengthy finish. Match with herb-crusted lamb and rose veal over the next 5 years. Fruit from Bridge Pa Triangle, handpicked, clone Chave (60%) & MS (40%), natural yeast fermented to 12.5%, hand plunged. On skins for 23 days, aged in barrels for 15 months. Unfined, unfiltered. 1,123 bottles produced. 18.5+/20 (94 pts) Sept 2021 RRP $40

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