Blank Canvas Element Gimblett Gravels Syrah makes waves internationally
Our Blank Canvas Element Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2018 has been making waves in the international wine scene, garnering high praise and accolades from renowned wine publications. This exceptional wine has captivated the palates of wine enthusiasts and experts alike, including being rated in the top three New Zealand Syrah in this month's Decanter panel tasting and securing top cool-climate Syrah in Australia and New Zealand in a panel tasting held by Japan's number one wine publication, WANDS.
95 Points - Decanter | Top Three New Zealand Syrah | August 2023
"Intense hints of smoke, clove and grilled meats. Amazingly complex with ripe blackberry and cherry, baked plum and anise, and a long savoury finish. Very, very peppery." - Christine Marsiglio MW
95 Points - WANDS | Top Cool-Climate Syrah | July-August 2023
(translated) "Great aromatic complexity. Graphite, seed spices, burnt rubber, savory herbs, spices, burnt rubber. Intense and delicate. The nose is reductive and shy at first but explodes with time. Potential is very high. Aromas of cherries and black fruits, with a slight okoshi-like savory note. The attack is supple and the acidity is fresh. The tannins are fine but rich. Needs a few more years of cellaring. Plum. Vibrant. Impressive acidity and tension, elegant as if it were a Pinot Noir (Yanagi)."
We have a limited amount of this vintage remaining; perfect for throwing in the cellar with some for enjoyment now and the balance to mature over the next few years.