96 Points
5 Stars Michael Cooper
5 Stars Raymond Chan
5 Stars Sam Kim
AirNZ Gold
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Grape: 100% Syrah

$69.99 $49.99 elsewhere $69.99

Regions : Hawkes Bay

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Gold Medal – Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2017

Winery notes (2013 Vintage)
"This is a full bodied and rich Syrah with nice savoury notes that combine beautifully with the classic Hawke’s Bay Syrah flavours of dark berry fruits and black pepper. The palate is rich and generous with an underlying natural acidity and fine tannins which keep the wine fresh and will ensure it ages beautifully in the bottle. Drinking well upon release this wine has great potential for extended cellaring from 2017-2025+"

5 Stars & 96/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, June 2017 (2013 Vintage)
"From an exceptional vintage, this Gimblett Gravels syrah is packed with black/blueberry, dark plum, violet, olive and toasted nut aromas with nuances of game and black pepper notes. The palate delivers outstanding concentration and fruit purity, brilliant enhanced by velvety texture and sumptuous flavours. The wine is plush and opulent, yet firmly structured and impeccably balanced. At its best: 2019 to 2028."

5 Stars Michael Cooper (2013 Vintage)
"From Te Awa (owned by Villa Maria), the 2013 vintage is a classy, youthful red, estate-grown, hand-picked, fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured for 20 months in French oak hogsheads (35 per cent new). Deeply coloured, with a highly fragrant bouquet, it is mouthfilling, with deep, ripe plum, spice and black pepper flavours, fine-grained tannins and excellent complexity. Still unfolding, it's a savoury, very harmonious and ageworthy red; best drinking 2019+."

5 Stars & 19.0-/20 Raymond Chan, June 2017 (2013 Vintage)
"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."

Rated Excellent, Otago Daily Times, October 2017 (2013 Vintage)
"Dark and brooding with blackcurrant, dark fruits, ink and graphite. Tightly coiled on the palate unfurling dark fruits, spice and pepper as it opens, a sweet fruit element hinting at boiled sweets. Quite full in the mouth with lots of complexity and more to offer. This one needs more time, showing glimpses of its marvellous future."

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