Vidal El Legado Syrah 2014

This is an enticingly fragrant Syrah from the renowned Gimblett Gravels winegrowing district. 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.

$65.99

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98/100 - Sam Kim (Wine Orbit), 97/100 - Bob Campell MW, 19.5/20 - Raymond Chan, 5 stars and No.2 Syrah Cuisine Magazine 2017, Gold - Hawkes Bay A&P Wine Awards 2016, Gold - International Wine Challenge 2017 (UK)

 

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

Alcohol

2g/l
(sweet)
6.88
10g/l
(tart)

Acidity

1.0
(acidic)
3.53
6.0
(flat)

pH

0
months
18
24
months

Oak Aging

45° F
(chilled)
65°
65° F
(room)

Serving Temp

Winemaker's Notes

2014 was an outstanding Hawkes Bay vintage and joins the 2013 as one of the truly great vintages of all time. 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 2014 has produced a wine of international standard showing intensity, texture and depth of flavour.

Vintage
2014
Variety
Syrah
Color
Red
Region
Hawke's Bay
Closure
Screw Cap
Volume
750