Sacred Hill 'Deerstalkers' Syrah 2012 Hawke's Bay 13.5%
A wave of fruit, oak and subtle complexity hits the nose then slows down to reveal a bouquet of sweet raspberry and ripe Christmas red cherry aromas laced with layers of spicy French oak; a complex bouquet too as these attributes seesaw in intensity - each getting a turn. On the palate - dry, packed with spice-laden red fruit flavors and a chewy texture. A very complete wine on nose and palate with medium+ acidity, tannins and flavor with a long finish and a little flick of violets on the very end. Frankly - a marvelous expression!