4.5 STARS | Michael Cooper
Redmetal enjoy a cult like following for their soft, expressive Hawke's Bay reds and this boutique Hawke's Bay Syrah is no exception. The stellar 2020 vintage gave winemaker Grant Edmonds magnificent fruit to work with, and this lovely expression is perfumed and supple; a flowing, fruit-forward, subtly spiced syrah in the modern Hawke's Bay style. A small percentage of merlot on the blend brings another layer of soft, round fruit characters and a hint of choco-berry flavour on the finish. Already open and approachable, is wine is dangerously easy to drink in its youth, but will flourish and develop further complexity over the coming 5 years.
The winery writes "Dark fruit with a hint of floral aromatics and soft, approachable tannins make this wine very drinkable at a young age. Ripe and well balanced, it will continue to develop for at least 4-6 years in the bottle."
Michael Cooper writes "Delicious young, this dark, fullbodied, harmonious red has generous, well-ripened plum, spice and liquorice flavours that are rich and silky smooth"