2015 Elephant Hill Hawkes Bay Airavata Syrah

2015 Elephant Hill Hawkes Bay Airavata Syrah

98 Points Cameron Douglas
2015 Elephant Hill Hawkes Bay Airavata Syrah
98 Points Cameron Douglas

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A Syrah of massive depth and presence, this top cuvee is made only in the best years. Only the best, perfectly ripe fruit from the Gimblett and Te Awanga vineyards was hand harvested in five passes, then fermented in small open-top barrels and aged in French oak, with some older vessels keeping that pure dark berry intensity. Another coup, this is lush now but a real keeper as well.

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$110.00 in mixed 6+ or $122.00 per bottle



98.3% Syrah, 1.7% Viognier

Its Origins

Reydan and Roger Weiss first fell in love with the beauty of Te Awanga when visiting from Germany in 2001. Together they envisaged owning a state-of-the-art winery, merging the traditional values of wine making with an innovative approach and contemporary style to produce exceptional wines to savour and enjoy. With the majestic elephant as their namesake and nestled against a backdrop of rolling hillsides, Elephant Hill spans over 25 hectares of vineyards producing classical, aromatics whites and world-class reds, helmed by winemaker Steve Skinner.

What The Critics Say

98/100 Cameron Douglas MS

"A complex and engaging wine from bouquet to palate the more your swirl, sip and explore the more it offers. Pressed violets and dark raspberry, black currant and plum. Bold tannins and youthful acidity, a hint of tar and boot polish, meat and smoke. No mistaking the impact of oak with a core of fruit and flavour this wine is impressive. Requires cellar time to integrate and develop. Decant and taste again in 2022. A wine destined to last through to 2030+." Drink 2022 - 2030+

97/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"A compelling rendition; the impressively complex bouquet shows blackberry, Black Doris plum, dark spice, cedar and cocoa characters with nuances of floral and game. The palate is superbly concentrated and weighted, delivering waves of delicious flavours and rich texture, brilliantly structured by seamlessly woven tannins. Sumptuous and graceful, destined for a long life. At its best: 2020 to 2032." Drink 2020 - 2032

96/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Flagship Syrah made from 2/3 Gimblett Gravels and 1/3 Te Awanga grapes. Big, dense and very ripe red that is both elegant and a blockbuster with pepper, plum, berry, coffee and mocha flavours. A concentrated wine that's built to last." Drink 2019 - 2025

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

  • Colour


  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Alcohol


  • Maturity

    2019 - 2032

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB



Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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