Tagged with Hawke’s Bay

Te Mata Awatea 2002

Amber edge. Ribena blackcurrant nose with dark plums. Lovely mellow wine, good tannins and acid in balance. Ripe cabernet dark fruits and merlot plums. Long finish with moreish fruit lingering. Te Mata’s website notes: “Awatea 2002 is a blend of 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot.” Hawke’s Bay, New … Continue reading

Brookfields Hillside Syrah 2001

This wine was pretty good on release but it’s aged to be even better. Some won’t like this because it’s more ‘French’ Syrah than ‘Aussie’ Shiraz… but I do – a lot. Chocolate and mixed black and white pepper on the nose. Palate is dark smoky chocolate, spicy pepper (more white than black but matched to the … Continue reading

Brookfields Hillside Syrah 2001

This wine was pretty good on release but it’s aged to be even better. Some won’t like this because it’s more ‘French’ Syrah than ‘Aussie’ Shiraz… but I do – a lot. Chocolate and mixed black and white pepper on the nose. Palate is dark smoky chocolate, spicy pepper (more white than black but matched to the … Continue reading