GOLD MEDAL | NZ Wine Of The Year Awards 2018.
This is a great exaample of Hawkes Bay Syrah. Restrained power and legnth with plenty of rich dark fruits and spice on the palete.
The Grand Reserve series is produced only when vintage conditions provide exceptional fruit. Traditional winemaking techniques are used to emphasis texture, structure and complexity, allowing the fruit to take centre stage.
The winery writes "On the nose, a core of dark berry fruit is overlaid with fragrant violet, rose, exotic spice and hints of cracked pepper whilst subtle, savoury oak adds complexity and a chocolate-like richness. The palate is full but finely structured with excellent persistence and focus coming from balanced acidity and ripe tannin."