Stonecroft (Hawkes Bay) 2020 Serine Syrah
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4 Stars - Dish Magazine
"Sourced from the famous Gimblett Gravels, it’s a toasty, oak-forward style (“almost ‘bacony’”, added Yvonne) and there is no mistaking the spicy, meaty notes and plum and liquorice flavours. A touch of dried herb adds real character to this organically grown stunner. Cameron loved the fruitcake aromas and its big, bold tannins." Dish Magazine
95 Points Rated Outstanding - Cameron Douglas
"Great core colour and bouquet with scents of bold broody dark red berries, black currant and smoky raspberry with wood tones. Complex, youthful and quite powerful with a smoked meats quality. Delicious on the palate with core flavours dominating - dark berries, roasted meats and smoky wood with a some baked mushroom earthy qualities. Firm tannin textures with a taut youthful squeeze, plenty of natural acidity and a lengthy engaging finish. An excellent wine on its own or with food. Great drinking from late 2022 through 2030+."
Stonecroft is a small, family owned winery making organic Gimblett Gravels wines in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. The owners are Dermot McCollum and Andria Monin. Their approach is all about minimal intervention/maximum care and attention style wines - generally using whole bunch press, older French Oak for around 18 months. The name ‘Serine’ came about after speculation over the origin of the wineries oldest Syrah vines, which are the oldest Syrah vines in New Zealand. At one stage, it was thought the clone of Syrah might be Serine. That was never established but the name stuck. The Serine Syrah is a serious wine which will develop in the bottle, but one which does not need to be cellared for years before drinking. Rich, black fruit flavours, balanced with sweet spices and a dash of pepper.
Stunning wine, boutique, 100% organic, bold and smooth.