19.5/20 FIVE STARS | Raymond Chan.
97/100 FIVE STARS | Bob Campbell, MW.
97/100 FIVE STARS | Andrew Caillard, MW.
97/100 | Sam Kim, WIne Orbit.
This is world class Syrah in every sense of that statement and, by global fine wine standards, it is given away at this domestic price. One day this flagship wine will be many times this current price as wine aficionados around the world come to grips with what we already know. Hawkes Bay is on the leading edge of global fine Syrah production. No one, and we mean no one, is doing it better.
Sam Kim writes "Sweetly fruited and beautifully perfumed, this gorgeous syrah from the Gimblett Gravels district shows blackberry, dark plum, clove and toasted almond characters with nuances of tapenade and black pepper. The palate exhibits outstanding fruit purity and concentration, combined with fabulous spicy/savoury complexity, impeccably framed by polished tannins. At its best: 2019 to 2030."