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Mission Estate Winery Reserve Hawke's Bay Syrah

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Mission Estate Winery Reserve Hawke's Bay Syrah

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Michael Cooper (2009 Vintage) says
The 2009 vintage is a blend of Gimblett Gravels (89 per cent) and Ohiti Road grapes, matured in French oak casks (17 per cent new). Dense and tightly structured, with obvious potential, it has a fragrant, peppery bouquet leading into a dark, youthful wine with blackcurrant, plum and black-pepper flavours, fresh and strong.
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Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
(Note: the 2008 vintage has 'Gimblett Gravels Syrah' on the front label, with the word 'Reserve' relegated to the back label.) The bargain-priced 2007 was grown in the Gimblett Gravels, picked 'very ripe', and matured for 14 months in French (60 per cent) and American (40 per cent) oak barriques. Dark, sturdy, highly concentrated and silky-textured, it was the Best Buy of the Year in the 2009 Buyer's Guide, and subsequently won several gold medals, here and overseas. The 2008 vintage, less arresting but still offering excellent value, was matured in French oak casks (5 per cent new). Deeply coloured, it is mouthfilling and supple, with good concentration of blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, savoury and complex. It's already approachable, but has the potential to age.
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
(Note: the 2008 vintage has 'Gimblett Gravels Syrah' on the front label, with the word 'Reserve' relegated to the back label.) The bargain-priced 2007 was grown in the Gimblett Gravels, picked 'very ripe', and matured for 14 months in French (60 per cent) and American (40 per cent) oak barriques. Dark, sturdy, highly concentrated and silky-textured, it was the Best Buy of the Year in the 2009 Buyer's Guide, and subsequently won several gold medals, here and overseas. The 2008 vintage, less arresting but still offering excellent value, was matured in French oak casks (5 per cent new). Deeply coloured, it is mouthfilling and supple, with good concentration of blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, savoury and complex. It's already approachable, but has the potential to age.
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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
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