Clearview Estate Winery 'Cape Kidnappers' Syrah 2016 Hawke's Bay
Great appearance with crimson and purple hues; the bouquet is ripe, forward and packed with the aromas of red currants, black raspberry, wild red flowers and spice, youthful, fresh and very appealing. On the palate - firm, fruity, dry and tasty, the fruit flavours are as the nose suggests, medium+ acidity and youthful tannins presence, spice and some darker oak spice moments; needs more time in bottle to settle; decant for service or enjoy from 2018 through 2025
Clearview Estate Winery Reserve Syrah 2016 Hawke's Bay
Powerful bouquet with aromas of light and dark red berry fruits, plenty of darker oak spice and newer wood tones, pepper, licorice and fresh meaty qualities, complex and intriguing. On the palate - full of flavor and spice, higher acidity and firmer more youthful tannins; a core of fruit and concentration has me captured; overall flavour reflects the bouquet - this wine has youthful charm, but does need some more cellar time to relax and find more harmony; great potential and plenty of length. enjoy from 2018 through 2030.