Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2005 is the estate level syrah created by boutique wine producer Bridge Pa Vineyard. A fruit forward, earlier drinking style this wine is made from hand harvested fruit from vines grown on Taupo pumice sands at the Ngatarawa Road vineyard. Crafted by Bruce Helliwell using traditional gentle winemaking techniques this wine has been described by wine writers as a classic expression of the variety. The Bridge Pa Vineyard Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2005 is deep ruby in colour with violet and black fruit aromas. The attack is soft and sweet with notes of blackberry, black pepper and vanilla spice on the mid palate followed by a long, lingering finish with hints of liquorice. This is a complex, elegantly structured wine which may be enjoyed on release or will reward further cellaring
Jane Skilton M.W
"Textbook Syrah characters overlaid of blueberry and damson overlaid with strong cracked pepper. Masses of fruit on the palate with a background of dry tannin and oak."
Peter Saunders - F&B Magazine May 2007
"Young, dark and intense; a wine in no hurry, bountiful in its spicy fruit and offering well-spined yet generous characters to suit red meats, game and cheese. This is not a little wine from a fledgling region but a bold statement still opening up its strengths. More time will help but very accessible now with the right food."
Warren Barton - The Dominion, Sat 12 August 2006
"Violets and black peppercorns combine with blackcurrants and plums to make this an attractive and well priced expression of the variety."
Capital Times - Wine Press 23 August 2006
"It just pips Louis in aroma, with a tobacco note adding weight to the violet and black plum. But Louis has the better in the mouth, where it is somehow light and full at the same time. With a hard act to follow, the HB remains super smooth, with black pepper coming through the black fruit on the palate."
Silver Medal Mercedes-Benz Wine Awards, NZ 2006
Silver Medal - Romeo Bragato Wine Awards 2006
|Silver Medal Royal Easter Show, NZ 2007