FOUR STARS | Michael Cooper.
The Pilot Syrah is the classic sub$20 Hawkes Bay red. If you're looking for a sure bet from the Bay, we are playing your song here.
Michael Cooper writes "For sheer drinkability, the debut 2016 vintage is hard to beat, and for a wine that was not oak-matured, it shows greater complexity than you would expect. Deep ruby, it is mouthfilling, generous and supple, with very good depth of ripe, plummy, spicy flavours, savoury notes adding interest, and some aging potential."