An intense yet refined Syrah from the masters of Hawkes Bay, Sacred Hill. Underneath this legendary label lies another punchy yet perfectly crafted wine. Perfumed with black fruits, earthy licorice and florals, this offers a palate that is mouth-coating yet long, broad and structured. European stylistic overtones carry through, but with a good dose of antipodean breadth and sensuousness. Serious stuff -- and another vintage to collect from Sacred Hill.