GOLD MEDAL | HAWKES BAY A&P BAYLEYS WINE AWARDS
FIVE STARS 97/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
The wine is concentrated in the mouth with outstanding purity of flavour and vitality thanks to a fine backbone of natural acidity. Powerful, powdery, mouthcoating tannins are beautifully interwoven into a dense core of black fruit flavour producing a silky, seamless palate that powers to a succulent and satisfyingly refreshing finish. A complex Syrah with superb density and texture that will only get better with time in bottle.
Sam Kim writes "From the Gimblett Gravels, this spectacular syrah shows Black Doris plum, blackberry, violet, cedar and anise notes on the nose with a light seasoning of pepper spice. The palate exhibits outstanding concentration and power, while remaining properly structured and harmonious, leading to a splendidly long silky finish. The wine offers terrific fruit purity with stylish oak and spicy nuances, making it immensely complex and engaging."