ASH RIDGE 'ESTATE' SYRAH 2017

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Raymond Chan
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Mark Faber
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ARSY201710 UCAU
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A stunning value for money Syrah from the Hawkes Bay, showcasing the classic Ash Ridge touch of fresh fruit and soft tannins. Hand harvested and gently destemmed into opentop fermenters with a high proportion of whole berries. Beautiful floral nuances on the nose, along with red berries, black forest and white pepper aromas. Intense flavours of blackberries, red licorice, Christmas cake and spice with smooth, silky tannins and a lingering finish.
A stunning value for money Syrah from the Hawkes Bay, showcasing the classic Ash Ridge touch of fresh fruit and soft tannins. Hand harvested and gently destemmed into opentop fermenters with a high proportion of whole berries. Beautiful floral nuances on the nose, along with red berries, black forest and white pepper aromas. Intense flavours of blackberries, red licorice, Christmas cake and spice with smooth, silky tannins and a lingering finish.

Scores & Reviews

4 / 5

Raymond Chan

Full, even, very deep, black-hued purple-red colour, a little lighter on edge, and youthful in appearance. The nose is elegantly presented with refined and intense aromas of blackberry and dark raspberry fruit intermingling with black and white pepper, herbs, black minerals and violet florals. Medium-bodied, the palate is fine in proportion with tightly bound flavours of blackberries, dark raspberries, notes of liquorice, black and white pepper and herbal elements. Florals and nutty nuances emerge from the fine-textured core, and the wine flows along a flowery extracted line with balanced acidity. The flavours carry to a slender, but lingering finish of white pepper and herbs. This is an elegant and slender Syrah with tightly bound flavours of black and red berried fruits with notes of pepper and herbs on a refined palate. Match with Middle Eastern fare over the next 4 years. 74% MS, 46% Chave and 7% clone 877 fruit from the ‘Cardoness’ vineyard, Bridge Pa, fermented 50% with indigenous yeasts and 8% whole bunches to 12.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 20% new oak.

92 / 100

Mark Faber

The nose leads with classic Hawke's Bay white pepper and smoky black earth. The palate has a delicious softness and supple texture. Excellent value Syrah.