Wine of the Week NZ

Bilancia La Collina 2021, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $160

Intense, firmly structured, fine-grained syrah with cassis, grape stems, spice/anise/cedar, tobacco and dark chocolate. Youthful wine with obvious cellaring potential. An outstanding syrah that provides a benchmark for others to follow. (Screwcap)

Score: 97 ★★★★★ – view original tasting note

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2040

Food: T-bone steak, rich gravy and mashed potatoes with minted peas

Stockists: Caros Wines, Auckland and online; Whiskeyonline; Wine Hub, Christchurch (NZ only)

Ranked: #1 of 44 2021 Shiraz from Hawke’s Bay

Awarded: Top Rank

Wine Classification: 3 Merits

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