2006 Bilancia Syrah La Collina

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • BC 94
  • WA 93
  • IWC 90

Reviews for 2006 Bilancia Syrah La Collina

BC 94
Bob Campbell - MW Bob Campbell, September 2008
Produced from grapes grown on a steep terraced hillside in the Gimplett Gravels district of Hawk'e Bay. The wine is dense with ripe spice and berryfruit flavours. Like the wines of the northern Rhone it is more about... Produced from grapes grown on a steep terraced hillside in the Gimplett Gravels district of Hawk'e Bay. The wine is dense with ripe spice and berryfruit flavours. Like the wines of the northern Rhone it is more about texture and complexity than intense fruit flavours. Good food wine with great potential. A very sophisticated Syrah.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2009
The 2006 La Collina Syrah has more definition on the nose compared to the 2005: very pure blackberry sous-bois plum the Viognier's aromatics a little more tangible than the previous vintage. The palate is medium-bodied... The 2006 La Collina Syrah has more definition on the nose compared to the 2005: very pure blackberry sous-bois plum the Viognier's aromatics a little more tangible than the previous vintage. The palate is medium-bodied very ripe tannins harmonious blackberry bilberry and a touch of damson. Very elegant and svelte towards the finish a compelling sense of symmetry and focus imbued into this Syrah. Outstanding. Drink between 3-10 years. -Neal Martin
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, September 2008
Bright ruby-red. Brooding deep nose dominated by pepper and spice. Large-scaled but youthfully clenched with a strong peppery quality complicated by flowers and dark chocolate as the wine opens in the mouth. This big boy... Bright ruby-red. Brooding deep nose dominated by pepper and spice. Large-scaled but youthfully clenched with a strong peppery quality complicated by flowers and dark chocolate as the wine opens in the mouth. This big boy finishes with serious tannic clout and a slight youthful dryness. With 24 hours in the recorked bottle this infant showed a more liqueur-like Chateauneuf du Pape character and strong black cherry fruit. It's sappy but a bit youthfully hard and in need of at least a few years of patience. 90(+?)