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Leveret Estate Reserve Hawke’s Bay Syrah

Leveret Estate Reserve Hawkes Bay Syrah - Bottle Shot

Vintage 2015

Dark fruits, allspice, and hints of game. A beautifully structured wine with integrated oak, fine tannins and an abundance of fruit. A robust Syrah that demands your attention and will reward your patience if you chose to cellar.


“With syrah vineyards in Hawke’s Bay’s key regions, the winemaking team at Leveret can pick and choose where to source the best fruit. 2014 was a cracker for syrah. It was slightly cooler, meaning the wines were less bolshy, more elegant, stylish, self assured and good to go for years and years. Clean, precise dark fruit, cherry, pomegranate and pepper, supple tannins, a hint of cough drop character and marathon-like length of flavour”.
4.5 stars. Hawke’s Bay Today, Dec 2017

“Fruit from the ‘Tantallon’ vineyard with approx. 5% Viognier fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 9 months in 50% 1 y.o. French oak. Full, even, very dark, deep ruby–red colour with youthful purple hues. This has a full and rich nose of black berry and black plum fruit melded with earth, spices and black pepper. Some reduction adds to the interest. Dark raspberry and floral nuances emerge with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate is well-proportioned with deep and concentrated flavours of ripe black berry fruit and black pepper notes. Spices, dark red florals and reduction add layers of complexing detail. The mouthfeel is fulsome and the fruit is supported by grainy tannin grip and structure, the palate enlivened and driven with balanced acidity. The wine carries to a long and sustained, bright, dry-textured finish. This is a well-structured, black-fruited Syrah with spice and minerally complexities. Serve with roasted lamb, beef, venison and game meats over the next 5-7 years. 18.0+/20 Mar 2015 ”
Raymond Chan, Wine Reviews 2015

“Leverets are baby hares in case you were asking, and this syrah might be just the thing to serve with something gamey like hare. It starts off with jammy plum-like fruit and a hint of nectarine, possibly from a dab of viognier. A whisper of eucalypty aroma gives a savoury seasoning to things, and the palate is straightforward in flavour with good intensity, a zip of acidity, and a gentle lick of toasty oak.”
4 stars. Recommended by Cuisine Magazine

“Drinking well now, the 2014 vintage (4 stars), blended with Viognier (5 per cent), was matured in French oak casks (20 per cent new). Full-coloured, it is sturdy and generous, with ripe plum/spice flavours, savoury notes adding complexity, good backbone and excellent depth. Ready, but no rush.”
4 stars Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide 2018

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