95 POINTS | Bob Campbell MW
95 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
The name Bilancia (Libra in Italian) came to winemaker Warren Gibson whilst reading his horoscope during a harvest in Italy, and his winemaking philosophy centres on balance, equilibrium and harmony.
Warren & Lorraine share a wealth of winemaking experience between them and this expertise shows, as Bilancia has been producing award winning wines since 1997. This Syrah is no exception with aromatic flavours of plum, blackberry and silky, soft tannins. A true beauty from two Hawke's Bay winemaking legends.
Bob Campbell MW writes "It is a delicious combination of flavours with a core of sweet, ripe fruit balanced by soft acidity and ripe tannins. A lot of wine for the price."
Cameron Douglas MS writes "A complete bouquet with a varietal core of dark berries, baked plum, black currant then wood spices from toasty barrel and a fine layer of dried herb. Dry, varietal and equally intense on the palate with a core of berries and ripe dark fruits, there’s no mistaking the firm ripe chalky tannins and back bone of acidity and a mealy salivating mouthfeel. A delicious wine that expands its flavours and textures as the wine warms and opens up in glass. Best drinking from mid to late 2023 through 2030."
The winery writes"Sweet, ripe berry fruits and plums, fresh and juicy fruit coupled with Hawke’s Bay spice, balanced acidity and ripe, gentle tannins. A great wine for opening on release, this amazing 2020 Syrah is a vibrant, youthful wine and can be enjoyed immediately but it will also continue to develop over the next six to eight years."
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