2004 Louis Syrah

2004 Louis Syrah

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Louis Syrah 2004 is the debut flagship wine of single estate, boutique wine producer Bridge Pa Vineyard. Named for Louis, the Daysh family’s oldest child, this wine is made from the very best hand harvested fruit from vines grown on Taupo Pumice Sands at the Ngatarawa Road vineyard. Louis 2004 is opulent and full bodied, its colour is dark ruby and concentrated with a dark rose edge. On the nose it shows aromas of black pepper, spices, and violets, the palate displays black fruits, bitter chocolate and a broody, earthy undertone. Louis 04 is balanced and elegant, with firm ripe tannins and a delicious mid-palate concentration leading into a long lingering finish. Drink 2013/2014.

Rosemary George MW - Decanter Oct 06

“Lovely ripe fruit, fragrant oak, spice. Elegant palate, beautiful restrained fruit, balanced with silky raspberry, cherry tones. Fine tannin.” 
Bob Campbell MW - Gourmet Traveller Wine Feb 2007
94/100 "Made by Bruce Helliwell from hand harvested grapes in an area of Hawke's Bay known as the Bridge Pa Triangle. Although close to the Gimblett Gravels district, the soils are different comprising deep pumice sands and gravels overlaid by a light sandy loam. This big and powerful wine has a mix of plum, berry, black cracked pepper and more savoury flavours like earth and brambles. The oak is evident, though fruit flavours dominate. A solidly structured wine with firm, ripe tannins."
Cameron Douglas - Hospitality August 2006 
“Dark ruby, concentrated, dark rose edge. Black pepper, spices, raspberry, bitter chocolate and broody, earthy undertone matched on the palate. Firm, ripe tannins and delicious mid-palate concentration lead into a long finish. An outstanding example. Decant for service, no less than 17ºC. Will cellar for five+ years"
Karl Du Fresne - Sunday Star Times Magazine 24 September 2006
"This Hawke’s Bay wine was attracting attention even before it won the trophy for best Syrah at the Bragato awards. Sourced from the Daysh Family vineyard on Ngatarawa Road in the Bridge Pa (aka Ngatarawa) Triangle and made by Bruce Helliwell, it’s dark, powerful and very refined Rhone-style syrah that comes alive in the mouth. Excellent with food and should last well. "
Sue Courtenay - Wine of the Week website 28 May 2006
"Bridge Pa Louis Syrah 2004 was a big wine with an aromatic spice box nose and sweet fruit underpinned by firm acidity that carries the finish."


Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2006 - Syrah Variety - Trophy
Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2006 - Syrah Variety - Gold Medal
Top 5 Syrah 2006 - Cuisine Magazine, NZ
Champion Syrah and Alan Limmer Trophy - Romeo Bragato Wine Awards 2006, NZ
Syrah Regional Trophy (NZ) Decanter World Wine Awards 2006, UK


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