With an impeccable international reputation, Homage is considered by many as the absolute best New Zealand red wine. Coming from the famous Gimblett Gravels area, the grapes for this intense and flavorful Rhone-style 98.7% Syrah/1.3% Viognier blend come from cuttings from the best Syrah and Viognier vines in the world - the legendary Gerard Jaboulet's famous La Chapelle vineyard in the Hermitage and Les Jumelles in Cote Rotie in France's Rhone Valley. This impeccable pedigree has led to investments from the previous owner of the iconic Screaming Eagle brand. This is a special wine, named in honor of the late Mssr Jaboulet and made only in the best years. It is made in the French style, with exquisite depth, complexity and balance. It has a beautiful, delicate, deep nose of black olives, black pepper, fine oak and an exquisite floral quality that is reminiscent of the best Hemitage, where winemaker John Hancock perfected his craft. The beautifully extracted, dark and intense berry fruit has magnificently concentrated flavors but remains achingly pure and lithe, with an incredible silky texture, notes of flowers, dried spices and huge depth and complexity. Elegant and powerful, it finishes with a long and complex finish. There is excellent tannic and acidic structure and this wine will age well for at least ten if not twenty years. Made and imported in very limited quantities, do not miss the opportunity to purchase this incredible wine.