Stonecroft Gimblett Gravels Hawke's Bay Zinfandel 2013
Very fruity bouquet with lots of gently spiced red fruits of kerriberry, raspberry and jammy versions of the two; plenty of new oak and woody aromas with Bourbon-like note reflecting the American oak component. On the palate - very dry, lots of tannin and power with red and black fruit flavors. Not a wine for red wine beginners and should be approached with a large piece of cheese or richly creamy pasta to tame the tannins. That said it is a smart choice alternative to Syrah/Shiraz. Cellar for 2-3 years please.
3 Stars