FIVE STARS | Michael Cooper
18.5/20 POINTS | Joelle Thomson
Redmetal Basket Press is a legendary Hawke's Bay label and the recent addition of Syrah into the Redmetal range has been welcomed by all - especially in 2019 when the perfect growing season delivered optimal fruit for winemaker Grant Edmonds and his team.
The winery writes "Concentrated, ripe, dark fruit with violet and black plum characters backed up with supple tannins. A rich and complex wine that is beautifully balanced and will mature comfortably for a decade or more in the cellar."
Michael Cooper writes "Still purple-flushed, this is a dark, fleshy, softly seductive red, with fresh, dense plum, spice and black-pepper flavours, a hint of liquorice and lovely richness, ripeness and harmony."
Joelle Thomson writes "Winemaker Grant Edmonds crafts this deliciously dark-fruited and complex Syrah. It has subtle floral characters along with slightly more muscular tannins that define this elegant and complex wine. Finely balanced, it will develop over the next seven to eight years in the bottle"