eRobertParker.com #203. Oct 2012. Reviewer : Lisa Perrotti-Brown. - Matured for 17 months in French oak, 40% new, the 2010 Cellar Selection Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Syrah has a deep garnet-purple color with ripe blackberry, black plum and tar notes plus underlying bacon, charcoal and pepper hints. Medium to full bodied, it has a good core of pepper laced black fruit with a medium level of crisp rounded tannins and balanced acid to support, finishing with good persistence. Drink this one now to 2016+.