Sacred Hill 'Halo' Syrah Hawke's Bay 2012 13%
Dark and broody bouquet with raspberry and black fruits laced with pepper and peppercorn; generous but not invasive oak.
On the palate a gently dry wine with flavors that reflect what the nose suggest although the darker fruit flavors become more focused and chocolate like. The tannins are medium+ in power and presence with an equal amount of acidity.
A youthful, toasty edgyness adds complexity and appeal.
Balanced, medium+ length and medium complexity.