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2018 Vidals Legacy Gimblett Gravels Syrah

2018 Vidals Legacy Gimblett Gravels Syrah

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96 Points Richard Caro
2018 Vidals Legacy Gimblett Gravels Syrah
96 Points Richard Caro

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A serious price-drop on this top-shelf Syrah. Pure, punchy dark fruits are balanced with floral and mineral elements, with finely integrated oak producing a truly complete and compelling expression. Vidals are playing for the high ground with this seriously built, cellar-worthy and deeply delicious offering from our classic Syrah region. Grab it quick at this one-off discount!

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Elsewhere up to $67.99 Save $28 $39.99 in mixed 6+ or $44.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Syrah

Its Origins

With a passion to pursue winemaking in his adopted country, Spaniard Anthony Joseph Vidal purchased a Hawkes Bay racing stable in 1905, converted it into a wine cellar, planted vines and established himself as one of New Zealand's early wine innovators. From these pioneering beginnings, Vidal has gone on to create highly-acclaimed wines from one century to the next. The passion that created Vidal over 100 years ago burns just as brightly today, represented by the eternal flame adorning each bottle of Vidal wine. Modern state-of-the-art technology is used in conjunction with traditional winemaking techniques and some original elements of the building are used for Chardonnay fermentation and maturation. The vineyards are farmed with sustainable and organic practices, thanks to winemaker Hugh Crichton’s passion for the environment.

What The Critics Say

96/100 Cameron Douglas MS (2016 vintage)

"Fantastic bouquet of Syrah with softly spoken white pepper, baked raspberry, crushed black cherry, rose and a quiet yet powerful charm. No mistaking the complexity with a beguiling seductive core. Velvet & silk tannins, a backbone of acidity, vanilla, clove and a soft filé powder note. Long and complex finish." Drink 2018 - 2028

96/100 Bob Campbell MW (2016 vintage)

"Bright, vibrant, high energy syrah with taut violet, berry, pepper and spicy oak flavours. An elegant powerhouse that needs time to release its full potential thanks to a backbone of fine yet assertive tannins. 16 JUL 2018." Drink 2018 - 2026

96/100 Huon Hooke (2016 vintage)

"Deep red/purple colour with a bright, black-peppery nose, loaded with spice and very bright and vibrant. Pepper is uppermost. The wine is elegantly-framed, finely-structured, taut and long on the palate, with refinement and focus, precision and great style. The tannins are soft and fine-grained. A very well defined cool-climate syrah. Outstanding. 06 JAN 2019." Drink 2019 - 2036

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2033

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with GAME

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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