Top accolades for 2011 Syrahs

By Wright Communications

Both Sacred Hill Halo Syrah 2011 and Ti Point Syrah 2011 wowed the Cuisine judges in their annual New Zealand Syrah tasting which features in the July edition of the magazine.

The results of the tasting, released today, see Sacred Hill Halo Syrah 2011 with a triple success - 5 stars; ranked in the top 5 wines of the tasting (at No 4); and rated as one of New Zealand's best Syrah buys.

In addition Ti Point Syrah 2011 was also rated as one of this country's best Syrah buys.

Winemaker's Tasting Note - Sacred Hill Halo Syrah 2011 (Winemaker's Tasting Note)

From Sacred Hill's estate owned Gimblett Gravels vineyard, this wine has a rich aroma with violets, lavender, black summer berry fruits, vanilla and spice. The palate is creamy and rich, with mingling red and black fruits complemented by savoury earthy tones, peppery spice and silky tannins. Structured yet softly generous, this wine has purity, focus and impressive length.

Recommended retail price: $28.99

Winemaker's Tasting Note - Ti Point Syrah 2011

Carefully selected Hawkes Bay grapes have produced a wine with a lifted aromatic nose of sweet leather with hints of chocolate, cherry and peppery spiciness. A smooth mouth filling wine with soft tannins and subtle acid.

Recommended retail price: $24.99

Both wines are available form Sacred Hill Wine Company. For further information visit



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