Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Salo Syrah 2012

From a longer than usual Hawkes Bay vintage, this shows cracked black pepper, beef stock, fried black olives and charred meats.

A dollop of Viognier (3%) was added to the ferment and only 15% new oak was used. The more air it sucked in the more I warmed to it. A touch lighter in the mouth than what the aromas suggest, there's plenty of appeal to this medium bodied wine. The black fruit rides long and proudly with an earthy undertow but skips a beat on the mid palate. It dissolves a little quicker than expected for mine. But all in all, there's lots to like.

The acid still a little lively, cellar for up to ten but in good shape now.

Very good.

Region: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
RRP: $38
Source: Sample

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