TROPHY - BEST IN SHOW 97/100 | Decanter World Wine Awards 2022
TROPHY | Hawke's Bay Wine Awards 2022
Selected as one of fifty Best in Show from 18,244 wines across 54 countries: "This is glorious Syrah."
Vinted from the exceptional 2020 vintage, this distinctive Gimblett Gravels Syrah is lush and elegant on the palate with an aromatic lift of floral and pepper notes. A double trophy winner, this exquisite wine was chosen as one of Decanter Magazine's hotly contested 50 Best in Show wines from a selection of over 18,000 entries - and we can fully appreciate why. This is exceptional wine at a highly compelling price point. Stock is limited - don't hesitate.
Decanter writes "The Gimblett Gravels endeavour is a model for terroir research outside traditional regions, and recent generous vintages have really begun to pay off for this disciplined private association of Hawke's Bay wine growers. This is glorious Syrah: deep, dense and black-red in colour, with classic varietal aromas which combine inner urgency with sweet seduction. On the palate the wine offers a cascade of fruit, with tempered acidity and shy tannins. It's the grain to that fruit which impresses so: primary (plum, currant and sloe) yet nuanced, too, perfumed to the last drop and with a sense of stone behind the fruit to lend it dignity and keep you coming back to the glass for more"
The winery writes "Dark burgundy with a vibrant purple hue. Immediately the nose shows all the hallmarks of the variety on these soils. Olive tapenade, mullberries and spicy, gamey notes in abundance. The palate has prominent ripe tannins and an intensity that speaks to a warm vintage. Medium to full bodied, the unique savoury and fruit balance is sure to entice all flavours of Syrah from the Gimblett Gravels."
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