2020 Bilancia Syrah

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Bilancia |Hawkes Bay |Shiraz
An evocative NZ Syrah, seemless and spicy and beautifully balanced, as befits a Bilancia wine...
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Hawke's Bay has great Chardonnay and Cabernet but Syrah is the region's main raisin d'etre (pun intended).

Bilancia's stunning La Collina Syrah can lay claim to being the best of the region, and the quality runs through their beautiful estate Syrah, which is perfect for lovers of spicy, elegant reds that ease down the palate. There's even a small amount of the La Collina vineyard fruit in the blend.

The delicious fruit core is black rather than red, with dark plum and licorice, edged with spices and garden herbs. Aromatic, tangy and drinking superbly right now, it could also go a few years in a good cellar.

2020 Bilancia Syrah was sourced from two vineyards at Roys Hill, Hawke’s Bay; la collina and Trelinnoe. From both vineyards perfect Syrah fruit was harvested separately and crushed to open top vessels for fermentation. The wines were pressed at dryness and run to either older French oak barriques or stainless steel tanks. The final wine is a blend of approximately 10% from la collina and 90% from Trelinnoe vineyard.

Sweet, ripe berry fruits and plums, fresh and juicy fruit coupled with Hawke’s Bay spice, balanced acidity and ripe, gentle tannins. A great wine for opening on release, this amazing 2020 Syrah is a vibrant, youthful wine and can be enjoyed immediately but it will also continue to develop over the next six to eight years.

Region: Hawke's Bay, NZ
Blend: Shiraz (100%)
ABV: 13.50%
Closure: 750ml
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95 Points - "Deeply-tinted syrah with sweet, ripe berry fruit, cassis, dark-fleshed plum, black pepper, liquorice, dark chocolate and spicy oak. It is a delicious combination of flavours with a core of sweet, ripe fruit balanced by soft acidity and ripe tannins. A lot of wine for the price." - Bob Campbell MW (The Real Review

94 Points - "Sappy, savoury, crisp and refreshing. Red fruited, super bright and slinky with fine weave of tannin, sour-sweet red fruits, a touch of maraschino, a lick of malt and some game meat with white pepper on top. It’s so vibrant, kind of refreshing/thirst-quenching, has almost a pinosity to the experience and yet gentle savoury elements in the mix. So lovely. A delightful, pure expression." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Surprisingly good

    We expecting it to be lighter than it was coming from NZ.

    Really nice wine for the price point.

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