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Perfectly aged under screwcap, these wines just keep getting better! This is a one and only chance of getting that perfect gift or to add some of the best Syrah you can find in NZ in your cellar. These are not "end of line" wines, the John Forrest Collection Gimblett Gravel Reds are crafted from low yield vines, extremely concentrated fruit from our Cornerstone vineyard. Production of these wines is also limited to our best barriques so we only make less than 1500 bottles of each vintage.
These are from John's personal cellar. Only 6 x 3 packs available for sale.
"A beautifully maturing syrah, the bouquet shows lifted aromas of dark plum, cedar, floral and mixed spice. It's succulent and generously flavoured with superb mid palate weight and velvety texture, leading to an impressive long silky finish. Tannins are beautifully melded, supporting the wine perfectly. At its best: now to 2016". July 2012.
"Following the Northern Rhone style of ripe, floral and fragrant Syrah that also demonstrates power, this shows none of the excessive black pepper often seen in Hawkes Bay Syrah. Heady notes of violets and blueberries sit above the warm spice and velvetty fruit. In the mouth it's fruity, chocolatey and spicy with good tannic grip and natural acidity that indicate a long life."
"Nose and Palate: Vibrant, varietal and peppery; Red and black fruits, sweet meats and fleshy fruits, damson plums, crushed violets, complex. On the palate - very youthful still - high acid, high tannins - ripe; vibrant raspberry, damsons and keri-berry flavors; Needs another two years before it makes any wine list debut; gravel undertones and complex with excellent texture and potential."