Crossroads Winery Winemakers Collection Syrah 2013 Gimblett gravels Hawke's Bay 13.5%
Robust, bold, varietal, meaty, spicy and 100% Syrah bouquet - another example of where NZ Syrah is heading with gravelly soil laden red and black fruits - roasted raspberry and spicy Doris plum, suggestions of both white and black pepper and a meaty complexity. The palate shows off both the great 2013 vintage with a pure core of fruit and a big helping of oak that will ease over time suggesting cellaring is better than drinking right now (now there's challenge!). Medium++ tannins, medium++ acidity; young, vibrant and complex. If you like Northern Rhone red wines - this will be a smart purchase.
5 Stars (90 Points)