TROPHY CHAMPION SYRAH | Hawke's Bay AMP Wine Awards 2019
TROPHY CHAMPION WINE OF PROVENANCE | NZ Wine of the Year Awards 2019
FIVE STARS & NO1 SYRAH | Cuisine Magazine 2020
91 POINTS | Rebecca Gibb MW
94 POINTS | Bob Campbell MW
This wine has made the prestigious Air NZ Fine Wines of New Zealand List.
Another superstar release from this proven winemaking dynasty. Using prime fruit from their GImblett Gravels vineyard, this is a wonderfully fragrant and intense syrah with soft, silky tannins. Stunning.
Cuisine Magazine writes "The beauty for which the best New Zealand Syrahs are gaining an international reputation is all here. Inky dark, this wine is exquisitely perfumed, offering an extravagance of violet, spice and pepper scents. In the mouth, dark cherry and blue fruit flavours are set against a molten texture, the result of dense fruit married to beautifully ripe, fine tannins. It flows seamlessly and finishes with a flourish. A classy rendition, not to mention just plain delicious. No.1 NZ Syrah, tasting #189."
The winery writes "This stunning Syrah is a blend of parcels from our premium vineyards in Hawkes Bay's Gimblett Gravels. 2016 delivered wonderfully fragrant and intense Syrah wines. Dense purple hues lead to a perfumed nose of boysenberry, spice and violets. Ripe tannins encase concentrated fruit characters on a long and silky palate. Careful cellaring of up to 10+ years will reward with further complexity."