Vidal ‘Reserve’ Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2016

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 08-Aug-2018
Full, very dark, black-red colour with ruby-red hues on the rim. The nose is full with softly concentrated and deep aromas of ripe blackberries along with dark raspberries and black plums harmoniously melded with notes of spice and black pepper. The aromatics are expressed with softness and finesse, and unfold black and violet florals with aeration. Medium-bodied, the palate has moderately sweet, rich flavours of blackberries and black pepper and soft notes of savoury dark raspberries with spice and iron-earth elements. The flavours are up-front and gently mouthfilling, and the fruit is supported by fine, grainy tannin structure and soft acidity. The wine carries positively to a sustained finish. This is a gently rich Syrah with flavours of blackberries, black pepper, and dark raspberries with plum, spice and earthy elements on a softm mouthfilling, grainy-textured palate. Match with casseroles and slow-cooked game meat over the next 4-6 years. Syrah fruit, 61% from the ‘Omahu Gravels’ and 39% from the ‘Twyford Gravels’ in the Gimblett Gravels, destemmed and fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 20 months in 27% new French oak barrels. 18.5-/20 Aug 2018 RRP $24.99

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