2015 Stonecroft Reserve Syrah

95 Points Cameron Douglas MS
In stock
The originals, Stonecroft discovered the Gimblett Gravels and their Reserve Syrah is from the area's oldest vines, planted in 1984 and now organically managed. Huge depth and density but also refinement and nuance. At this level it's hard to pick the country's best Syrah, and this is a serious choice: impressive in the glass and an authentic taste of history. Try it!
$54.99 in mixed 6+ or $61.99 per bottle



Its Origins

The first winery to be established in the Gimblett Gravels Wine growing District, Stonecroft is a small boutique winery owned by Dermot McCollum and Andria Monin, who bought the property in 2010 and live on the Roy’s Hill Vineyard with their two children. Stonecroft is well known for its Syrah, Zinfandel, Gewürztraminer and Chardonnay wines, and has the claim for the oldest Syrah vines in the country! Only organic practices are used and both the two original vineyards and the winery are fully certified organic with AsureQuality. The third vineyard is in conversion to organic status. Total production is small, with only 2,000 to 2,500 cases produced annually.

What The Critics Say

95/100 Cameron Douglas MS

"Intense yet reserved, varietal and ripe, soft pepper spices, no mistaking the oak - yet not overdone, complex and intriguing bouquet. On the palate - a tense, youthful and dry wine packed with flavour and complexity, youthful and poise. Dark berry fruit flavours, toasty and spicy oak, plenty of acidity and tannins to match, long finish, just beginning to unfold. One to watch, one to cellar."

93/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Fine-boned and quite dense syrah supported by a firm structure of drying graphite-like tannins. Tight and rather closed with obvious cellaring potential. Elegance on a grand scale. A powerful wine with a lengthy finish 13 APR 2017." Drink 2017 - 2023

Variety Shiraz / Syrah
Region Hawkes Bay
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.50%
Maturity 2017 - 2026

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB



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