2010 Hawke's Bay Brokenstone by Sacred Hill 14%
A Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Cabernet Franc blend
N: A Bordeaux - like bouquet but with a peppery edge from the Syrah: Violets, bell pepper, chocolate, plum and Blackberry fruits - a strong core of fruits with plenty of oak in support.
P: Every bit a reflection of what the nose suggests with high acid and tannins, some youthful grippiness, taut, complex and concentrated. A wine that requires decanting or cellaring before it can be enjoyed at its best (8 to 10 years).
5 Stars (89 Points)