Mills Reef Winery Reserve Syrah Gimblett Gravels Hawke's Bay 2013 13.5%
Dark wild ruby appearance with purple hues
A bold and expressive bouquet packed with GG dry stone minerals and ripe vibrant red and black fruits: black peppered raspberry and plum, sweet violet florals and a plenty of oak - but not too much. The very ripe vintage is showing well here - not masking.
The palate - dry, rich, firm, youthful, ripe M+ tannins with plenty of them to charm a core of ripe red fruits; medium+ silky acidity; a longish finish. A fabulous wine with a light smokey oak unfurling on the finish - and a wine with plenty of cellar potential.