5 STARS 18.5/20 | Raymond Chan
5 STARS 95/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit.
Delicious! This has a very full, softly voluminous and gently concentrated nose packed with aromas of ripe blackberry and dark raspberry fruit along with a piquant herbal line and lifted violet and dark-red florals. The latest Clearview Syrahs are excellent Hawke’s Bay examples and the ‘Reserve’ bottling is pushing boundaries. Seriously good stuff.
Raymond Chan writes "Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich and solidly concentrated with deep flavours of ripe blackberry and dark raspberry fruit unfolding a subtle array of piquant herbs with subtle notes of spice and florals. The palate is rounded, and supported by supple, but considerable tannin structure which enables the fruit sweetness to prevail and carry to a long and sustained finish of black berried and raspberry with an individual herbal line."