4.5 STARS 17.5/20 | Raymond Chan.
4.5 STARS 90/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
An elegant benchmark Hawkes Bay Syrah. A touch of Viognier adds a beautiful floral character. Superb.
Raymond Chan writes " Medium-bodied, the palate is bright and lively with intense, fresh, primary fruit flavours of blackberries and dark raspberries, with black pepper and dark herb notes. The fruit is supported by supple tannin extraction and balancing fresh acidity lending energy and vitality. The mouthfeel is balanced and accessible. The flavours of black fruits and black pepper are carried to a moderately sustained finish. This is a bright, lively, primary fruited Syrah with blackberry and black pepper flavours on a supple and accessible palate."