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Vidal Reserve

Syrah, 2018

New Zealand Red

Hawkes Bay 75cl

From the much lauded Gimblett Gravels sub-region of Hawkes Bay
I think this wine tries to strike a balance between 'old world' Northern Rhone style Syrah and a big nod to riper styles from the Southern hemisphere . I really quite like it for reasons I shall outline but can imagine that some would find it a bit 'stuck in the middle' and not tick all or any of the boxes they are looking for in cooler climate Syrah.
So the nose is herbal and meaty with a touch of black olive and you are sent European but then on the palate it's really soft and approachable with silky tannins and although I think the acidity is there it's really easy to drink with red fruits, pepper spice and more black olive tapenade.

Published: 25 July 2020

, Author: Jamie

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