This label is only produced in those years which make wine of sufficient quality to meet our stringent demands. The previous vintages of this wine have become highly collectible and Homage is already one of New Zealand’s most iconic and internationally recognized labels.
- NZ - Hawke's Bay
- New Zealand
"With the fine texture of granite and flavours of coal, fresh black liquorice, black pepper and plum skins, this is a quintessential Hawke’s Bay Syrah. Viognier skins and new French oak tuck neatly into its folds, lending more structure than flavour." Rating 96 - Tyson Stelzer, WBM, (01/Aug/2010)
Lush, ripe and incredibly concentrated, yet a wine of true finesse. Should age beautifully over a decade and more.Ralph Kyte-Powell, Age (22/MAR/2011)
Jubey fruit aromas with a peppery note. Long, oak-driven palate, on the savoury side.Rating 3 Stars - Louisa Rose, Nigel Dolan & Phil Reedman MW, Winestate (01/OCT/2010)
A strongly spicy syrah with dense, sweet fruit forming a solid core. This wine offers an impressive array of flavours. In addition to the black pepper and star anise, I noted violets, toast, coffee, black currants and black Doris plum. Big but supple with impressive potential. A relatively high (9 per cent) proportion of viognier adds to the wine’s elegance and lifted aromatics. " 5 Stars - Bob Campbell MW, Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, (01/JUL/2010)
"... dense colour, impressive concentration, black fruits and spices, density, weight and power..." Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald (18/MAY/2010)
.. This has a super-ripe plum-scented nose with cassis and some finely spiced oak chiming in too, the viognier drawing out marshmallow-like fragrance. The palate has deeply sheeted, fine tannins that roll through in impressive, confident shape. Flavours of ripe plums and chocolate steam long and deep through the finish. Balanced and faultlessly delivered yet again. Nick Stock, Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010
Winery Tasting Notes
Syrah approx 91%, Viognie approx 9%.
2007 produced a wine that is more refined, elegant and fragrant than the great 2006 and will mature into a beautiful wine, with elements of black fruits such as plum, blackberry, cheery and cassis. The wine shows great elegance, with concentration and weight. The structure is tight and tense, which will allow the wine to age gracefully for many years.
We would suggest at least 10 years under good cellaring conditions. We would expect more complex truffly, forest floor and leather characters to emerge with age.
Medals & Trophies
Gold Medal, Royal Easter Show Wine Award (NZ) 2010