Mills Reef

Mills Reef 'Elspeth' Gimblett Gravels Hawke's Bay Syrah 2013
Almost opaque with very dark ruby and purple hues.
Very fresh, fruity and forward bouquet with sweet, ripe black red berry fruit aromas - blackcurrant, raspberry and mulberry suggestions, lots of sweet vanilla scented oak with a medium+ toasty layer, red rose and mild white pepper. On the palate - dry, juicy, fruity and lush; plenty of fresh raspy berry fruit flavors, medium+ tannins with fine to fury textures, medium oak levels and medium toasty flavors.The pepper idea is quite mild but still present; very drinkable example with a strong finish, balanced and well made.
90 Points