Flagship Hawke's Bay Syrah of the highest order and a wine that has developed a cult following with collectors and enthusiasts worldwide. It's a lovely example that seamlessly walks the magic line between feminine and masculine Syrah; a refined and quite elegant style that nonetheless packs plenty of underlying power and fruit weight in the glass. 2019 was an excellent vintage in the famed Gimblett Gravels and this important wine will blossom over the coming 15 years - bringing further integration and balance into play. All this wine needs is time.
The winery writes "Deep and dark with a purple hue. An overwhelming presence that suggests this wine will live to be iconic. The nose is flush with mulberry, violets, lavender and cocoa. The palate, whilst obviously young and vibrant with taut tannins, is complex, deep and intoxicating – so much dark, black fruit, changing with every mouthfeel."