de la terre
Spicy, pretty, elegant
Moderate colour depth with a range of berry aromas – especially blackberry with hints of blackberry flower. A ‘pretty’ nose with the French oak in a nice balance alongside the fruit. A reasonably strong attack of fruit with gentle mid-palate tannins and a light seam of acidity. A long, clean finish.
The wine will reward careful cellaring with the ongoing development of secondary characteristics of leather, tobacco and tar-like notes.
A very small production of ‘Northern Rhône style’ Syrah. The grapes were hand selected and picked from the highest altitude vineyard in Hawkes Bay. A focused wine that is still youthful and will benefit from further aging. At this stage the wine has bountiful black fruit and spice with finely integrated tannins. Very elegant indeed!! It is totally drinkable now, but patience will reward the consumer with savoury tertiary flavours of truffle, Leather, game, tobacco and freshly turned earth.
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