Saturday, 16 March 2013

Sacred Hill

2010 Hawke's Bay 'Deerstalkers' Syrah by Sacred Hill 14%
Very dark ruby red core and rim with a pinkish youth hue
N: Dark red, broody and peppery with an intense fruit core. Every bit a Syrah with a gravelly oaky and punchy youthfulness, medium+ complexity.

P: The fruit core is more powerful than first expected with flavors suggested on the nose confirmed. Lots of blackberry fruits, burnt raspberry and new leather, a touch of field mushroom and pepper spices. Tannins are high - focused, textured and significant; medium+ acidity and a long finish. A ten year wine - at least.
5 Stars (91 Points)

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