Hush Hawke's Bay Syrah 2021
92 POINTS: Cameron Douglas MS
Made as a collaboration between Decibel founder Daniel Brennan and a friendly local winemaking legend who must remain anonymous while under contract elsewhere. Try as you might, we'll never spill the beans on their identity, but perhaps you can taste their fingerprint on the wine?
Hawke's Bay Syrah in all it's warm and spicy glory; only a couple of barrels were made so give this a whirl while you have the chance!
"The 2021 Hush Syrah, well what can I say. I can't say too much! This is from a very gravelly site in Hawke's Bay. Yes, you know the region I'm talking about. But I just can't say it. Not only for trademark reasons but also because the owner of these vines is not keen on you knowing it came from this site. But those warm stones, boney tannins and the leaning into some more toasty oak along with one of the best vintages in recent years, resulted in a wine that is deep, dark and sultry. Deep raspberries and hints of smoke give way to a lush, silky Hush. My collaboration with another winemaker was just as influential and fun as the previous year. But it's a new site, a new winemaker but just as “hush, hush” as always..."
- Winery notes
"Very expressive nose of candied violets, blackberry compote, fig, pepper and clove, Cassis and juicy roast lamb juices on the palate, grippy tannins, Fresh acidity lifts the finish. Excellent."
- Decanter Magazine
"Dark purple and ruby core with a pink rim and color staining of the tears. Aromas of dark berries and violets, plums and fresh black currant. A very youthful bouquet with power, intensity and drive. Equally powerful on the palate with a taut core of red berries and plums, black currant and chocolate flavours. Firm tannins and back bone of acidity both need time to settle and integrate fully. A lovely wine that I expect will age rather well."
- Cameron Douglas MS
- Regular price
- Sale price
- $41.99 Sale