New Releases | Farro Wines NZ

By: Farro Wine  05-Apr-2012
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With the powerful backing of owner Juliain Robertson ( owner of Dry River Wines ) this new label has burst on to the NZ wine scene with small batches of high quality Gimblett Gravel wines. Like the inaugral 2009 release the 2010's are collecting huige reviews. "Dense and powerful Syrah with bright dark fruit, spice, cracked black pepper and a suggestion of floral flavours . I also detect new leather, liquorice and star anise. Rippling with energy and showing obvious cellaring potential."95/100 Bob Campbell "This is primary and restrained at the moment, needing quite some time to evolve to show its best. However, the potential is huge as the wine displays exceptional weight and structure, while exhibiting beautiful balance and harmony. It's packed with blue/blackberry, floral, spice and game characters on the nose followed by a beautifully textured palate that is both seamless and firm. At its best: 2016 to 2025. 95-97/100" Sam Kim- Wine Orbit Magazine "Fruit from ‘Zone 2’, given a cold soak and fermented with whole berries to 14.0% alc. Near black-red colour with purple hues, impenetrable. This has a concentrated and dense bouquet of dark red berries and black plums, along with dark herb notes. Soft aromas of cracked pepper and violet perfumes emerge, along with bacony oak. This seems brooding. Medium-full bodied, this is still tightly bound, The flavours are concentrated and packed, attractively lifted black berry fruits, Asian spices, liquorice along with oak char and dark florals show. The mouthfeel is very fine and the tannins supple and velvety. Wonderfully balanced and quite harmonious, this has the depth and richness that will see it develop over the next 7-10 years. Match with rich lamb, and beef dishes and hard cheeses. 18.5+/20 Raymond Chan

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