Trophy for Champion Syrah & Gold Medal Hawkes Bay A&P Wine Awards 2020
Another rockstar red from the HB 2019 vintage!
"Deepest red with a vibrant purple hue. So much lift and perfume. Violets, lavender and maraschino cherries lift from the glass. The palate has hallmarks of the gravels in graphite and black pepper. However, the succulence of fruit and beauty of the fruit speaks to that of a truly iconic vintage." Winery
"Dense syrah with red-fleshed plum, cassis, a hint of floral and black pepper. It sits on the cusp between blockbuster and finesse with a nod in both directions. Graphite tannins. Great now but will age." 5 Stars & 96/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, October 2020
"Notably good. Power and control. Cruises across the palate with fine tannin, succulent red and black berry fruit character, ferrous spice and some new leather and mahogany going on. Excellent texture, fine weave of al dente tannins, a flourish of fruit, spice and savoury to finish. Classy gear." 95/100 Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, May 2021
"Gorgeously lifted floral notes and raspberry juice purity on the nose. The palate is inky and youthful, packed with dense purple brambles, more ripe raspberries and sweet red cherries too. Super-bright cleansing acidity, a cool mineral tang and mouthcoating musky tannins. A stunner now but will age beautifully." 94/100 Decanter Magazine UK, March 2021