The Gimblett Gravels Syrah has a deep and youthful vibrant crimson colour. Wild raspberry, blueberry, cracked pepper and hints of vanilla bean show on the nose. Powerful and balanced ripe tannins give the wine great savoury structure. Oak plays a supporting role with the wine living on a pure fruit expression. This purity combined with refreshing natural acidity means there is potential for aging. Development of mineral, gamey characters will result from bottle-age. Great with red meat dishes but especially good with game, particularly with duck and venison.
Aromatics of plum, and blackberry take on a tinge of chocolate along with some spicy touches from time spent in oak. The palate is soft and smoothly Merlotesque, fruit-forward yet complex. Eminently drinkable.
Quite richly textured wine with appealing sweet fruit and seductive plum and berry flavours. A strongly fruit-focused wine supported by ripe tannins that give a pleasantly drying finish. Honest, well made wine representing good value at this price.
A Merlot predominant blend and includes smaller proportions of alternative varieties. These have added further complexity and palate interest. The leather and plum aromas of the Merlot combine with spice and red fruit characters of Tempranillo and Malbec. Cassis aromas and structural backbone are provided by the Cabernet family.
Intense aromatics of blackcurrant, dried herbs, graphite and cedar notes. The rich and concentrated palate of dark fruit combines with integrated cedar, spice and mocha notes. Elegantly balanced, and textured with fine-grained tannins this wine finishes with excellent mineral length. Distinct and age-worthy with the ability to age gracefully for up to 20 years from vintage in good cellar conditions.
This enticingly fragrant Syrah from the Gimblett Gravels winegrowing district shows aromatics of violet, blueberry, herb garden, and underlying spice. The concentrated and refined palate of dark-red berry and plum combine with savoury oak complexity. Elegantly balanced, and finely textured with chalky tannins this wine finishes long. Distinct and age-worthy with the ability to age gracefully for 12+ years from vintage, in good cellar conditions.
Beautifully fragrant red berry and floral aromas combine with flavours of cherry, spice with earthy undertones on a finely textured palate. Enjoyable in its youth and will continue to gain complexity with time.
Beautifully fragrant red berry and floral aromas combine with flavours of cherry, spice and earthy undertones on a silky, finely textured palate. Enjoyable in its youth and will continue to gain complexity with time. GOLD - NZ International Wine Show 2011. IDEAL DRINKING: This wine can be enjoyed now but will continue to develop complexity for five years from vintage date.
Fragrant background spice, red berry and floral notes combine on a flavoursome, refreshing and finely textured palate. This perfumed and balanced wine will continue to develop over time and is best enjoyed with food.
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