Hopesgrove ‘Silver Lining’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2014

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 01-Oct-2016
Very dark, deep ruby-red colour with black hues at the heart and light purple tints on the edge. The bouquet is finely proportioned with densely packed and concentrated aromas of ripe blackberry fruit intermixed with black plums, black pepper, Asian spices and nutty, toasty oak. This grows in intensity with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegant in presentation with penetrating and intense, harmoniously melded flavours of ripe blackberries, black plums and black pepper with a layer of Asian spices, unfolding violet and black florals. The mouthfeel is very fine-grained in structure with flowery tannins, and balanced, softly ripe acidity. This has a harmonious and integrated core and line that carries to a long, lingering, concentrated finish of black fruits, spices and oak toast. This is an elegant and harmonious, but intensely fruited Syrah with fine blackberry, plum, black pepper and spicy flavours and a fine-grained palate with a long finish. Match with lamb, venison and game dishes over the next 8+ years. A barrel selection wine, the fruit predominantly from the last pick of the harvest. 100% Syrah, fully destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.6% alc., the wine aged 24 months in 50% new. 18.5+/20 Oct 2016 RRP $65.00

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