Vidal El Legado Syrah 2014

This enticingly fragrant Syrah from the renowned Gimblett Gravels region in Hawke’s Bay shows intense aromatics of dark rose, plum, herb garden and underlying spice. The rich and concentrated palate of dark cherry and plum combine with savoury oak complexity. Elegantly balanced, and finely textured with chalky tannins this wine finishes long. Distinct and ageworthy with the ability to age gracefully for 12+ years from vintage, in good cellar conditions.

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"This is serious Syrah with a capital S! It delivers! Somebody's turned up the bass line on the music here. It's a little ball of energy that every time you go to it, it's going to give you something different. It's lovely wine and rather spectacular." - Cameron Douglas (MS)

 

5%
(light)
13.5%
21%
(strong)

Alcohol

2g/l
(sweet)
6.34
10g/l
(tart)

Acidity

1.0
(acidic)
3.6
6.0
(flat)

pH

0
months
19
24
months

Oak Aging

45° F
(chilled)
65°
65° F
(room)

Serving Temp

0
years
15
10+
years

Cellaring

Winemaker's Notes

2013 was an outstanding Hawkes Bay vintage and will go down in history as one of the region’s greatest. Warm, dry and settled conditions prevailed throughout the season allowing picking decisions to be based purely on flavour and balance. Naturally low yielding vines combined with early season “green harvesting” and meticulous canopy management throughout the season have rewarded us with perfect ripeness, flavour development, concentration and tannin maturity. Fruit for this wine was grown entirely in our premium Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District vineyards where the soil is made up of relatively recent alluvial deposits of gravel with varying degrees of silt and sand. These naturally free-draining, low vigour and “lean” sites combined with detailed vineyard knowledge and the ideal growing season of 2013 has produced a wine of international standard showing intensity, texture and depth of flavour.

Vintage
2013
Color
Red
Closure
Screw Cap
Volume
750