The immense 2000 Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard (550 cases; 16.7% alcohol) possesses great texture and intensity, in addition to a dense opaque garnet colour, and a sweet, concentrated blackberry and raspberry-scented bouquet with hints of pepper, earth, and wood.
This is a wine of enormous fruit, body, and palate-staining extract. It should drink well for a decade.
The 2000 appears to be slightly more restrained and elegant than previous renditions of this blockbuster Zinfandel.
(WA – Aug 2002)