Villa Maria ‘Reserve’ Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2011

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 26-Nov-2013
100% Syrah fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 17 months in 50% new French oak. Near impenetrable purple-black red colour. The bouquet exudes tightness and refinement and sheer class. Tightly bound aromas of interwoven perfumes of violet florals, black fruits and pepper show detail and potential. Medium-full bodied, the palate is slender and tight with very elegant proportions, with an intensely packed and concentrated core and line. Ripe black berry fruits and pepper, with spices and florals, and minerally nuances flow on a silky, refined palate line. The tannins are very fine-grained and lead to a sustained finish. This is a sleek, locked-up, refined Syrah of potential. It will develop over the next 8-10+ years. 18.5+/20 Nov 2013 RRP $60.99

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