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2021 Smith & Sheth CRU Omahu Syrah
Dense, brooding, dark garnet colour. The nose is intoxicating with aromas of blackberry, raspberry compote, black cherry, iodine and the distinctive sandalwood of fine Gimblett Gravels Syrah. The palate is rich, dense, and brooding with baking spices, black fruit, and a fine thread of cedar and vanilla from the new French oak barrels. The finish is long, fine, and moreish.
97 Points ~ Deep crimson. Fresh dark chocolate, dark cherry, blackberry aromas with black pepper, spice notes. Richly flavoured and complex with ample dark cherry, praline. Pepper flavours, fine chocolaty tannins and well integrated maocha, vanilla oak. Finishes chocolaty and minerally. Supple, almost velvety/graphite texture with lovely mineral length. Gorgeous wine. - Andrew Caillard MW, Gimblett Gravels Annual Vintage Selection 2021