New Zealand’s Age of Classic Refinement

17 November 2017
New Zealand’s Age of Classic Refinement

Quite pleased (more than quite!) to have two wines in the First XV of the 2017 New Zealand tasting by Nick Stock for JamesSuckling.com.

Trinity Hill Syrah Hawkes Bay Homage 2015 
Ata Rangi Pinot Noir Martinborough 2016
Bell Hill Pinot Noir Waikari 2014
Felton Road Pinot Noir Central Otago Block 5 2016
Rippon Pinot Noir Central Otago Tinker's Field 2014
Ata Rangi Pinot Noir Martinborough 2015
Ata Rangi Pinot Noir Martinborough McCrone Vineyard 2014
Bell Hill Chardonnay Canterbury Bell Hill 2014
Bilancia Syrah Hawkes Bay la collina 2015
Escarpment Pinot Noir Martinborough Kupe 2015
Escarpment Pinot Noir Martinborough Te Rehua 2015
Kumeu River Chardonnay Kumeu Mate's Vineyard 2015
Pyramid Valley Pinot Noir Canterbury Angel Flower 2015
Bilancia Syrah Hawkes Bay la collina 2014
Craggy Range Hawkes Bay Sophia Gimblett Gravels 2015

"Syrah is a quiet force to be reckoned with, primarily the wines of Hawke’s Bay where things bend in a medium-weight direction and are bathed in fragrance, spice and pepper. Outside of the Northern Rhône, and perhaps Chile, it is hard to think of a place that delivers syrah with this much allure."

https://www.jamessuckling.com/…/new-zealands-age-classic-r…/

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