Stonecroft Serine Syrah 2016 Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay (Organic)

Varietal, peppery, oaky and focused fruit forward momentum. A nicely youthful bouquet too with aromas of pepper spice, black currant, fresh and dried raspberry and whole clove oak spice. The wood also has a toasty almost sweet layer adding complexity and intrigue. Plush and fruity on the palate with flavours that reflect the nose. No mistaking the impact of oak and barrel maturity with a sweetness and brown spices layer. The natural pepperiness is balanced and well tuned into the palate. Medium+ acidity and lengthy developing complex finish. Drinking best from late 2020 through 2026.

93 Points

Cameron Douglas