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C J Pask Declaration Syrah

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Cracka Review

We have a declaration to make this is a seriously good Syrah from the CJ Pask winery in Hawkes Bay. The declaration range of wines are only made in exceptional vintages and they sum up the unique soils of the Gimblett Gravels. This is rich and hedonistic with a peppery intensity before a lavishly long palate that’s elegant and enlightening.

Winemaker's Notes

Specific blocks of Syrah were selected prior to harvesting and once de-stemmed the berries were “bruised” into both open and closed fermenters. Hand plunging and pumping over were incorporated during fermentation to maximise extraction and some partial barrel fermentation was also used.

Colour: Deep, brooding purple/red

Aroma: Intense spice and pepper notes along with dark berry fruits, smoke and a subtle savoury character.

Palate: A rich mouth filling Syrah. Complex oak and intense pepper and fruit notes combine with mocha and dark chocolate. Powerful, yet elegant attractive with an underlying fragrance.

Oak: 16 months in new French oak.

C J Pask Reviews and Accolades

Gold – Vienna International Wine Challenge 2011
Gold– World Wine Championships 2011, Chicago
Silver – Decanter World Wine Awards
4 Stars - Michael Cooper – Buying Guide 2012
4 Stars Winestate Magazine
4 Stars – Cuisine Magazine
90 Points - Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW - eRobert Parker

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C J Pask Declaration Syrah

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Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
Kate Radbund is making some delicious Hawke's Bay wines. This has deep-seated spice and sweet fragrance, really exotic dark cherry and plum fruit, with graphite and brooding appeal. The palate's evenly structured on well-managed tannins, and a core of cassis and plum-fruit flavour runs even and long. Compact and convincing.
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WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
Spicy/savoury wine. Some oak lingering on the mulberry nose with a distinct black pepper and spice lift. Tight, tannic palate - good varietal fruit weight with more of the black pepper.
Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
The 2007 vintage, grown in the Gimblett Gravels of Hawke's Bay, has a beautifully floral bouquet, plummy and spicy, with hints of coffee and sweet oak. The palate is bold and rich, with substantial body, deep plum, spice and nut flavours, a silky texture and lovely length.
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