100% barrique-aged Syrah from the world famous Gimblett Gravels in Hawke’s Bay.
Destemmed but not crushed prior to fermentation, with very gentle extraction with one gentle pump over each day of
fermentation. Pressed soon after reaching dryness, before barrel ageing of 14 months in French oak barriques, 35% new.
A deep, crimson red colour with dark red berry fruit, red liquorice florals and pepper on the nose. Complexity from the small new oak component sits perfectly in the background on the palate. Savoury, long and finely tuned without being heavy, dense or dry. This is a classic Hawke’s Bay Syrah with the structure that will allow it to age for at least 10 years.
Offering brilliant fruit purity with gorgeous complexity, the wine shows dark berry, floral, vanilla, subtle spice and roasted almond characters. It's concentrated and flowing on the palate, displaying deliciously ripe fruit flavours together with refined mouthfeel and seamlessly woven tannins. Poised and harmonious with excellent structure, ensuring its gradual evolvement. From the Gimblett Gravels. At its best: 2025 to 2039. 96 points.
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