Bilancia La Collina 2009 Hawke’s Bay Syrah· Video Wine Reviews
Sep 27th, 2012 | By Jayson Bryant | Category: Video Wine Reviews
Bilancia La Collina 2009 Hawke’s Bay Syrah
The word Bilancia (be-larn-cha) means, in Italian, balance, equilibrium and harmony, and that’s what this wine is all about. From the nose through to the finish, this wine delivers. This is a micro winery. Everything about this wine is boutique. Definitely a top 3 contender for New Zealand’s top Syrah.
More European than Australian, the delicate structure and the finesse of this wine are a knockout. The expression of terroir, yep that overused word rears its head, is paramount. The deft use of oak contributes, rather than dominates, to the overall structure and balance. If there’s only 3 NZ Syrahs that you have to taste, make this one of them.