- Region New Zealand
- Wine Style Powerful Reds
- Wine Type Red
- Grapes Syrah
- Closure Cork
A symphony of aromas on the nose, dark spice and liquorice give way to floral aromas of lavender and violets with dried thyme and rosemary, dark cherries and chocolate all adding complexity. The palate is silky with layers of sustained flavours that echo the complexity of the aromas. Fine, seamless tannins balance the gentle acidity and give depth and length on the finish. A Syrah to enjoy for its balance, individuality and distinction.
97/100, Sam Kim "Gloriously fruited and immensely complex, the wine shows sweet plum, mixed berry compote, smoked game, tar and cedar characters with a touch of pepper spice. It is superbly weighted and concentrated on the palate, displaying outstanding depth and expansive mouthfeel, wonderfully framed by plush tannins. Harmonious and symphonic with loads of engaging flavours. At its best: 2021 to 2031."
95/100, Andrew Caillard MW
19/20, Raymond Chan
95/100, Cameron Douglas MS "Very dark ruby and purple core with a ruby rim. Aromas of dark berries and pepper spices, vanilla and sweet clove. Additional aromas of blue fruits and a hint of new leather, baking spices and violets. Dry, nice core of fruit, lots of energy and texture on the palate with chalky tannins and plenty of acidity. Flavours reflect the nose. Complex, steely and haunting finish. A wine destined to age well. Best drinking 2022 through 2030."
In 2002 Sacred Hill had the opportunity to buy a rare piece of land on the Gimblett Gravels. At the heart of it, but not included, sat the rustic clubrooms of the Deerstalkers Association on 10 acres of prime grape growing land. We offered to purchase the land and relocate the clubrooms to wherever they wished to build. The Hawke’s Bay Deerstalkers Association now has the finest clubrooms in the country, and we create memorable Gimblett Gravel wines where the clubrooms used to stand - wines that just so happen to go perfectly with game.
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Shipping & Returns
- Pricing For 1-12 bottles, shipping is $5.99 for Auckland, $7.99 for the North Island and $9.99 for the South Island. For 13 or more bottles, shipping is $9.99 for Auckland, $14.99 for the North Island and $17.99 for the South Island.
- Timing We estimate delivery to be up to 3-4 working days for urban NZ addresses, and up to 5 working days for rural delivery.
- Click and collect is available from our Albany warehouse shop.
- We do not ship outside of New Zealand.
- We are unable to deliver to PO Boxes. Delivery is via NZ Couriers.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We’ll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the ‘Complete Orders’ link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We’ll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we’ve received and processed the returned item.