Jenise wrote:Cam, I believe this is the label that came to many of our attentions when Parker went ga-ga over their Sauv Blanc about three years ago, right? (FWIW, which is not much, I bought a bottle of that wine and found it overly ripe for my tastes.) Anyway, sounds like this syrah didn't suffer the same fate. And it's good to see the spotlight on another grape that New Zealand is doing very good things with.
Steve Smith MW of Craggy Range had a personal visit with RP, along with John Hancock of Trinity Hill (I think). They took a number of wines from Hawkes Bay with them for RP to try and RP awarded the 2002 Le Sol Syrah a 94 in issue 155. I haven't see the magazine but if he rated the sauv banc, it didn't get 90 points or more.
As I said I haven't tasted the 2004 Le Sol Syrah yet, but the 2004 Sophia, which is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, is a classy, classy wine.