Theory & Practice Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2016

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 22-May-2018
Even, moderately dark ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is elegantly proportioned with moderate depth and concentration of blackberry and dark raspberry fruit along with black pepper notes, nuances of spice and violet florals, and hints of complexing savoury reductive minerals. Medium-bodied, the palate is taut with a tightly bound core of finely concentrated flavours of blackberries and dark raspberries, along with savoury black pepper notes, hints of spice and a little reductive detail. The mouthfeel is bright and lively, the fruit sweetness underlined by fine-grained tannin extraction with balanced acid freshness. The flavours carry to an elegant, lingering finish. This is an elegant and tightly bound Syrah with blackberry and dark raspberry flavours along with savoury black pepper, spice, floral and reductive notes on affine-textured, fresh palate. Match with slow-cooked game meat and casseroles over the next 5 years. Chave and MS clone Syrah from the ‘Stewart’ and ‘Lyons’ vineyards, Bridge Pa, hand-picked and destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 20 months in 20% new French oak barrels. 18.0+/20 May 2018 RRP $24.95

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