Theory & Practice Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2014

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 19-May-2016
Dark, deep ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues. The nose is tightly bound and elegant in proportion with a core of black-berried and blue fruits along with black mineral and floral lift, unfolding lusciousness and richness in the glass. Medium-bodied, the palate possesses full and rich, concentrated flavours of ripe black and blue berried fruits, along with black plums. The fruit sweetness and richness forms a deep and powerfully dense core that has fine-grained tannin extraction and vibrant and lively acidity to balance the fruit. The mouthfeel has presence, energy and drive, with positive grip, and the structure carries the wine to a concentrated finish of black fruits, spices, minerals and earthy elements. This is a powerfully packed Syrah with richness match by plenty of structure and grip, and acid energy. Match with game meat and semi-hard cheeses over the next 6-8 years. Chave and MS clone fruit from the ‘Lyons and Stewart’ vineyards, adjacent in the Bridge Pa Triangle, indigenous yeast fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged one year in barrel, with 19.5% new 300 L hogsheads, the remainder barriques, hogsheads and puncheons. Approx. 500 dozen made. 18.5+/20 May 2016 RRP $21.95

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