Vidal Legacy Series Syrah

"An elegant powerhouse" - 96/100 Bob Campbell!

Vidal Legacy Series Syrah

2016, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
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  • Vidal Estate's top of the range Syrah, only release in great vintages
  • 96/100 (Bob Campbell MW) - "Bright, vibrant, high energy syrah...An elegant powerhouse"
  • 100% Gimblett Gravels fruit, 18 months in French oak, a special wine that'll go the distance
  • Cellaring potential of 12+ years from vintage
  • 2 in stock

    RRP $84.99


    Anthony Joseph Vidal was just 22 years young when he jumped off the ship from Spain way back in 1888. After purchasing a small section in Hawke’s Bay in 1905 he converted the stables that occupied the land into a wine cellar. Hey presto – Vidal Estate was born!

    Wind the clock forward a few decades, it’s now one of Hawke’s Bay’s best known producers making everything from great value, every day drinking vinos to the top shelf stuff you want to tuck in the cellar or gift to that seriously snobby know-it-all wine mate of yours.

    The Vidal Legacy series is the very best that Vidal produce – and they don’t bang these out every vintage. Conditions have to be tip top before the Vidal winemaking team feel happy to bottle anything under their Legacy Series. The 2016 vintage follows releases in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.

    Make no bones about it – this is Hawke’s Bay Syrah of the highest order and worthy of its hefty price tag! That’s backed up all the way with a huge 96/100 score from Bob Campbell, who called it “Bright, vibrant, high energy syrah with taut violet, berry, pepper and spicy oak flavours. An elegant powerhouse that needs time to release its full potential thanks to a backbone of fine yet assertive tannins.”

    Aged for 18 months in French oak, winemaker Hugh Crichton says it’s an “…enticingly fragrant Syrahdistinct and ageworthy” How long? Hugh reckons at least 10-12 years from vintage.

    The Lowdown: 13% alc / 750ml / Screwcap
    Bob Campbell MW – 5 Stars
    Cuisine 4 Stars
    Browse Wine | Red | Syrah | 2016 | Vidal

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