Brookfields Hillside Syrah 2001

Good robe with mid-deep colour and surprisingly fresh looking. Rhone nose with plummy fruit and both black and white pepper and a hint of vanilla. Mellow, aged fruit on the palate. Finishes crisp with some clean acid, red fruits and a hint of vanilla. The earlier bottle was better.

Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

16/20 [tasted 15-08-2011] www.brookfieldsvineyards.co.nz

Bought cellar door. Stored in a cool spare room. Fairly expensive at the time with a RRP of $50.

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