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Angels Dust Reserve Syrah - The Rock Star of Wild Rock Wines
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Once again, the creative winemaking team at the Wild Rock Wine Company have hit the charts — this time with the increasingly popular star of New Zealand red wine varietals — Hawke’s Bay Gimblett Gravels Syrah.
The 2007 Angels Dust Reserve Syrah made the Top 5 in Cuisine Magazine’s New Zealand Syrah tasting this month and has earned its place as the new kid on the block among a pedigree of well known and respected performers.
The Cuisine panel commented that the best wines in the tasting were “superb examples of this exciting new ‘red alert'". In particular, the Angels Dust Reserve Syrah was described as being “rich and interesting, best served with slow-cooked lamb shanks.”
Winemaker Rod Easthope sings the praises of the wine that he and the Wild Rock team composed. “Highly concentrated perfection – this is great evidence of why there is so much excitement about Gimblett Gravels Syrah. It points to the fact that great fruit wants to be great wine.”
Adding weight to these sentiments, Angels Dust received yet another accolade — the Winestate Syrah/Shiraz and Blends tasting panel awarded the wine 5 stars and equal top of class just last week. These awards, along with a silver medal at the Syrah du Monde competition in France have made June a great month for this wine and the Wild Rock brand.