Elspeth Trust Vineyard Syrah TOP 5 in Cuisine Magazine

The highly regarded Cuisine Magazine (July issue) recently conducted its annual NZ Syrah tasting and awarded Mills Reef Elspeth Trust Vineyard Syrah 2007 a Top 5' placing and Five Star award. Says Cuisine Magazine, "This tasting confirms that New Zealand Syrahs at the top level are not just exciting - they're exhilarating".

The Trust Vineyard Syrah was described as ".... ripe, swashbuckling, masculine style. Concentrated dark fruit is laced with nutmeg oak spice, with a slight gunflint note adding interest. Such a big, ripe, velvety wine would be a worthy partner for a hearty beef dish".

In addition to the Cuisine award, 2007 Elspeth Trust Syrah has also earned 5 Star awards from Australia's Winestate Magazine and Michael Cooper's 2010 Wine Buyers Guide.
The Mills Reef Trust Vineyard is a four hectare block, sited on stony free-draining soils within the renowned Gimblett Gravels district of Hawkes Bay. The vines are close-planted and pruned for extremely low yields, ensuring grapes of exceptionally high quality.

The 2007 vintage represents only the third from Trust Vineyard, being planted relatively recently during the early 2000's. Grape and wine quality early on is proving to be exceptional, pointing to a great future for the site.

Posted by Thomas McAuley on 23 Jun 2010

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