Te Awanga Estate Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2015

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 09-Sep-2017
Even, dark ruby-red with black hues at the heart, a little lighter on the edge. This has a softly full and gently voluminous nose of ripe blackberry and raspberry fruit harmoniously integrated with cracked pepper, dark herbs and spice notes, lifted by violet florals. The nose is elegant in concentration with good depth. Medium-bodied, the palate has gently rich and harmoniously melded flavours of blackberries and dark raspberries entwined with black pepper, herbs and Asian spice nuances, lifted by floral elements. The fruit forms a refined core which is supported by fine-grained tannins and integrated acidity. The wine carries smoothly to a long and sustained finish with a pepper and spice flourish. This is a harmonious and elegantly concentrated Syrah with blackberry and raspberry fruit along with cracked pepper notes and lifted florals on a fine-textured palate. Match with lamb, beef and venison dishes, and Mediterranean cuisine over the next 6-7+ years. Fruit from an inland site, destemmed but not crushed and fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine spending 3 weeks on skins post ferment, and aged 12 months in 35% new French oak barriques. 18.5/20 Sep 2017 RRP $27.99

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