Babich Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2011

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 03-Sep-2012
Light ruby-red colour with some purple hues. The bouquet is light and delicate with aromas of red and black berries along with some white pepper and red florals, expressed without complication. Light-medium bodied, flavours of white pepper, spiced red fruits, herbs and florals show with some delicacy. The acidity is noticeable, and moderate extraction allows the lively fruit to come to the fore, and lead to a light, simple, clean-fruited finish. This is a light, spicy, Pinot Noir-like, cooler Syrah with plenty of freshness. Serve with Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine over the next 3+ years. 95% Syrah with 5% Merlot from the Gimblett Gravels, fermented to 12.1% alc., the wine aged 8 months in seasoned French oak barriques. 16.0/20 Sep 2012 RRP $20.00

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