Mills Reef Reserve Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2021

$26.99$291.49 inc GST

This delicious Syrah conveys blueberry, black fruits and subtle spice, with hints of white pepper and liquorice, with a lingering finish of toasty oak. Full bodied and imbued with supple integrated tannins makes this wine complex and savoury.

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Reserve wines are from low-yielding vines producing superior grapes showing intense fruit flavours and pure varietal expression. The winemaking philosophy is to achieve “balance” of flavour, structure and texture.

Reserve wines are more complex than the Mills Reef range and by matching them with food can greatly enhance your dining experience.

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Single Bottle, Case (12 Bottles)


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    Wine Review

    Bob Campbell-Concentrated red with plum, dark berry, black pepper, anise and assertive spicy oak flavours supported by drying oak and fruit tannins. While it can be appreciated now the wine shows obvious cellaring potential.

    93 points Bob Campbell

    Food Pairings

    To be enjoyed on its own or try with roasted duck leg and plum sauce.

    Vineyards and Winemaking

    The grapes for this elegant Syrah were grown in the highly acclaimed Gimblett Gravels region of Hawkes Bay.
    With a lead in of an extended summer dry period, March and April provided the ultimate growing conditions enabling the fruit to have developed enhanced flavours and optimal ripeness. The fruit for this wine was harvested on 9th April 2021 in immaculate condition and balance.
    Four parcels from carefully chosen rows were vinified separately. After a three day cold soak to extract important colour and flavour components, the musts were fermented with selected yeasts in open-top stainless steel vats. With diligent cap management, the resulting wine parcels were pressed off the skins, creating three blends, and then aged for twelve months in quality French oak, of which 25% was new wood. The three parcels were then brought together on 4th June 2022. The final wine underwent a light egg white fining and filtered just before bottling under Stelvin screwcap closure on 11th August 2022.