Kidnapper Cliffs Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2013

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 20-Jun-2017
Full, black-hued purple-ruby colour, a little lighter on the rim, youthful in appearance. The nose is elegantly concentrated with deep and intense aromas of ripe blackberries, dark raspberries and an amalgam of red berries and plums, intermixed with liquorice, Asian spices and black pepper. The aromatics form a fine, firm heart. Medium-full bodied, the palate is fine and tightly concentrated with a core of ripe blackberry, dark raspberry, and plum fruit with liquorices and spices, unfolding black pepper. The fruit richness is well-balanced by fine, grainy tannin extraction with integrated acidity.. The wine carries to an elegant, soft-textured and layered finish of black fruits, spices and pepper. This is a well-concentrated Syrah with ripe blackberry, raspberry, plum, liquorice and spice flavours on a well-balanced, grainy palate. Match with game meat, casseroles and semi-hard cheeses over the next 8-9+ years. ‘Limmer’ clone fruit from the Te Awa vineyard, hand-picked, destemmed, but not crushed and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine on skins 14 days and aged 20 months in 35% new French oak hogsheads. 19.0-/20 Jun 2017 RRP $69.99

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