Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Gimblett Gravels Hawke's Bay Syrah (2016)

The classy 2016 vintage (5*) was grown in the Cornerstone Vineyard, hand-picked, fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured for 17 months in French oak barriques (30 per cent new). Dark and still purple-flushed, with fragrant plum and spice aromas, it is sturdy and well-structured, with concentrated, youthful plum and black-pepper flavours, good tannin backbone, and lovely harmony and length. Best drinking 2022+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Syrah
Vintage: 2016
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $70 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

This wine is a Super Classic.

When to drink: 2022

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