Gimblett Gravels Syrah, Craggy Range 2007
The 2007 Syrah Block 14 is "killer" for want of a better expression. Though quite closed on the nose, it is very pure with blackberry, black pepper, minerals and a touch of smoke. The palate is just bloody gorgeous: firm but juicy tannins, superb acidity, harmonious and utterly pure, notes of blueberry and cassis with mouth-coating tannins on the finish. Quality winemaking here with a sense of "controlled" hedonism. Wonderful. Drink over the next 12 years.
|Score: 94||Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (184), September 2009|
Sweet start and without quite as much Rhône character as the other Hawke's Bay Syrahs in this line up but very charming and mellifluous. Super easy and flattering. Drink 2009-2012
|Score: 16||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, November 2009|
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