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2014 Little X Hawkes Bay Syrah

2014 Little X Hawkes Bay Syrah

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93 Points Sam Kim
2014 Little X Hawkes Bay Syrah
93 Points Sam Kim

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An unbelievable price on this tasty and stylish Hawkes Bay Syrah from the fabulous 2014 vintage. This small boutique producer hand picked and made it with minimal additives and handling. The result is a really elegant wine with medium-richer redder fruits and harmonious tones of salty licorice. Offering surprisingly deep quality and deft winemaking for this low, low price, the Little X is a deal to snap up!

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Overview

Grape

Syrah

Its Origins

"Our X Syrah comes from the sunny Hawkes Bay with the vineyard located on Ohiti Road in the Ohiti Valley. Ohiti Valley is a sheltered little microclimate in the bay and enjoys the best of hot Hawkes Bay summers. The vineyard rows are situated facing north/south to optimise the amount of sunshine each leaf can capture. 10 year old MS Syrah makes up the single vineyard site with sugar levels at harvest hitting 24 Brix. X marks the spot in Hawkes Bay where we grow our Syrah. Single vineyard, hand picked, basket pressed, small batch fermented. Produced with minimal inputs and handling. Bottled unfined and un-filtered. Vege, vegan and ceolic friendly. No one was upset by the production of this wine."

What The Critics Say

90/100 Cameron Douglas MS

Youthful, fruity and varietal bouquet of Syrah with aromas then flavours of sweet red berries, raspberry and black currant. Some sweet olive and pepper moments. Dry on the palate with dusty chalky tannin texture, medium+ acidity and flavours of red berry fruits. Some floral highlights lead to a moderately lengthy finish. Balanced, persistent and well made. Drink now and through 2022. 90 Points Cameron Douglas, MS

93/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"A stylish rendition; the delightfully perfumed bouquet shows Black Doris plum, blueberry compote, raspberry and vanilla characters with nuances of warm spice and game. The palate offers excellent concentration backed by fine texture and flowing mouthfeel, elegantly framed by fine polished tannins. Still youthful and pristine, while displaying seductive complexity. At its best: now to 2024"

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Syrah

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.00%

  • Maturity

    2017 - 2020

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with LAMB

Taste

3

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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