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2014 Blank Canvas Syrah

Rare Syrah cofermented with Gruner - arguably a world first!

2014 Blank Canvas Syrah

Rare Syrah cofermented with Gruner - arguably a world first!

$44.99

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Bob Campbell bc5
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2014 Blank Canvas Syrah

Rare Syrah cofermented with Gruner - arguably a world first!

Bob Campbell bc5

Description

Winemaker Matt Thomson thinks it's a world first and he should know, having just notched up his 50th vintage making wine around the world. This 2014 Syrah is co-fermented with Gruner Veltliner skins, instead of the traditional Viognier, giving it a Cote Rotie kind of feel but with the unmistakable generosity of fruit and spirit that can only be the Gimblett Gravels.

Smells

Everything is as it should be on the nose - classic peppery, spicy, floral Syrah notes with dark plums and berries. Further herbal complexity comes from the bold 60% whole cluster fermentation.

Tastes

In the mouth, your impression changes - you can see the uniqueness of this wine, there is quite simply nothing like it in NZ. Lushly fruited, it's the structure and tart, earthy flavour profile, the structure sinewy and ready, full of energy and concentration. A subtle apricot stone note on the mineral finish is the only evidence of the innovative winemaking. Overall, this may be an "absolutely love it" or "absolutely hate it" wine, since the envelope has been fully pushed - but if our vote counts for anything at all... We're going with love it! Can't wait to see how this ages, but we think now to 2023 with ease, and probably much longer.

RegionHawkes Bay

VarietalSyrah

Size750ml

Alcohol %13.0%

Vintage2014

CountryNew Zealand

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