GOLD MEDAL | Royal Easter Show Wine Award
GOLD MEDAL | Hawke's Bay Wine Awards 2021
94 POINTS | Andrew Caillard MW
A stunning reserve-level syrah from the team at Villa Maria. The Reserve wines are only made in the best vintages, using carefully selected fruit and they're given special attention at every stage of the winemaking process. This 2019 Gimblett Gravels Syrah is in excellent form but will continue to develop over the next 5 - 10 years.
Andrew Caillard writes "Medium deep crimson. Fragrant red cherry, redcurrant, leafy tobacco aromas with light white pepper notes. High pitched wine with red cherry, redcurrant, mulberry fruits, fine plentiful chalky grippy tannins and marked but juicy and persistent acidity. Finishes savoury dry with roasted walnut sweet fruit notes. Very sound and squeaky. "