MILLS REEF ELSPETH SYRAH 2013

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Gold Medal - Six Nations Wine Challenge 2015
Bestowed with 'Classic NZ Wine' status, this distinguished wine exudes blackcurrant and black pepper flavours, complemented with fine oak seasoning, dark chocolate, and licorice notes. Beautifully poised, it is supple, rich and complex.
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2013 Vintage)
"In top vintages, this is one of Hawke's Bay's greatest Syrahs. The 2013 vintage, hand-picked in the company's Mere Road and Trust Block vineyards, was matured for 17 months in French oak hogsheads (46 per cent new). Deeply coloured, it is deliciously fragrant and supple, with fresh, concentrated plum and black-pepper flavours and a sustained, spicy finish. Rich, finely textured and very harmonious, it's already drinking well, but should be at its best 2018+."
5 Stars & 96/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, October 2015 (2013 Vintage)
"The wine offers splendid fruit purity with layers of gorgeous oak influence. Aromas of dark plum, floral, blueberry, cedar and cocoa lead to a sumptuous palate that delivers awesome fruit weight and texture. The wine is velvety and mouthfilling with lovely vibrancy and intensity. From the Gimblett Gravels district. At its best: 2017 to 2028."
5 Stars & 19.0/20 Raymond Chan, October 2015 (2013 Vintage)
"100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the ‘Mere Road’ vineyard, fermented to 13.3% alc., the wine aged 16 months in 80% French and 20% American oak, the oak 43% new. Very full black-red colour, youthful in appearance. This has an elegantly proportioned, and well-concentrated nose of ripe blackcurrant fruit and savoury black iron-earth layers melded harmoniously and enriched by sweet, lifted oak vanilla notes. The nose reveals waves of oak cedar and smoky elements, unfolding very smoothly. Full-bodied, mouthfilling flavours of sweet blackcurrant and savoury blackberry flavours are beautifully integrated with sweet vanilla and cedary oak. The mouthfeel is smooth-flowing with the fruit supported by very fine-grained tannin extraction and considerable structure. The palate possesses linear drive with soft acid energy, and flows to a long, sustained, smoothly integrated finish. This is a rich, harmoniously balanced Cabernet Sauvignon with waves of sweet fruit and oak, and a very fine-grained structure and line. Match with Middle Eastern lamb dishes over the next 7-10 years."


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