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2014 Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Syrah

2014 Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Syrah

5 Stars Michael Cooper
2014 Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Syrah
5 Stars Michael Cooper

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A seriously rich Syrah from 20 year old vines in Esk Valley's Cornerstone Vineyard, Gimblett Gravels. Full of dense ripe dark fruits and spice, this is a contender as one of the country's best of this important style. Which may be why Bob Campbell rated it #1 in his best of 2013 Hawkes Bay Shiraz. Stocks are limited.

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Overview

Grape

Syrah

Its Origins

The original facilities were erected in 1933, called Glenvale, and after decades of fortified wine production it wasn’t until the late 1970s - still very early in the New Zealand premium table wine market - that Glenvale created the Esk Valley label to meet that demand. Price wars in the 1980’s saw Glenvale perish and the Esk Valley label picked up by George Fistonich of Villa Maria. Although it has been able to operate as a separate winery and develop its increasingly historic and iconic position, the investment and backing of the Villa Maria group has ensured it access not only to the best personnel and technology, but the best markets. Today, Esk Valley is a benchmark of elegant, quality-focussed Hawkes Bay production and its ‘Terraces’ Bordeaux Blend is a towering classic of New Zealand red wine.

What The Critics Say

5 Stars Michael Cooper

"Densely coloured, the youthful 2014 vintage (5*) was grown in the Cornerstone Vineyard and matured for 16 months in French oak barriques (55 per cent new). A richly varietal, youthful, vibrantly fruity red, it is sturdy (14.5 per cent alcohol), with highly concentrated, ripe plum, blackcurrant and spice flavours and a tightly structured, firm, lasting finish."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.00%

  • Maturity

    2017 - 2024

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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