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  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Grape: 100% Syrah

$26.99 $19.99 elsewhere $26.99

Regions : Hawkes Bay

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This label’s reserve range perennially offers remarkable value, and this is no exception. It leads with white pepper scents. In the mouth, warm, expansive red fruit flavours and a touch of leafiness play against a sensual, soft, texture. A focussed, lighter expression with elegance and charm. Try it with pork terrine.

Reviews for the 2016 vintage below…

4 Stars Cuisine Syrah Tasting, June 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"From the acclaimed Gimblett Gravels soils in the Hawkes Bay the 2016 Vidal Reserve Syrah is crafted in the same way as the Legacy Syrah at a fraction of the price. It offers terrific drinking with ​fragrant spice, dark red berry and floral notes combining with a balanced and textured palate."

5 Stars & 18.5-/20 Raymond Chan, August 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Full, very dark, black-red colour with ruby-red hues on the rim. The nose is full with softly concentrated and deep aromas of ripe blackberries along with dark raspberries and black plums harmoniously melded with notes of spice and black pepper. The aromatics are expressed with softness and finesse, and unfold black and violet florals with aeration. Medium-bodied, the palate has moderately sweet, rich flavours of blackberries and black pepper and soft notes of savoury dark raspberries with spice and iron-earth elements. The flavours are up-front and gently mouthfilling, and the fruit is supported by fine, grainy tannin structure and soft acidity. The wine carries positively to a sustained finish. This is a gently rich Syrah with flavours of blackberries, black pepper, and dark raspberries with plum, spice and earthy elements on a softm mouthfilling, grainy-textured palate. Match with casseroles and slow-cooked game meat over the next 4-6 years. Syrah fruit, 61% from the ‘Omahu Gravels’ and 39% from the ‘Twyford Gravels’ in the Gimblett Gravels, destemmed and fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 20 months in 27% new French oak barrels."

4 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"The 2016 vintage was estate-grown and matured for 19 months in French oak barriques (27 per cent new). Dark and purple-flushed, with a fragrant, spicy bouquet, it is mouthfilling and vibrantly fruity, with strong plum and black-pepper flavours, fresh, smooth and lingering. Best drinking 2020+."

90/100 Cameron Douglas MS, August 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Spices and dark berry fruits, pepper and toasty oak, sweet vanilla and clove and a core of bright fresh fruited energy. Dry on the palate with an abundance of red berry fruit flavours, fine to firm tannins and flavours earth, baked mushroom, raspberry and dark cherry. The sweet oak layer is confirmed with vanilla and raw sugar flavours then pepper. All highlighted by the acidity and varietal fruit drive. Balanced and well made. Drink now and through 2024."

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