2016 Elephant Hill Hawkes Bay Reserve Syrah

2016 Elephant Hill Hawkes Bay Reserve Syrah

96 Points Bob Campbell MW
2016 Elephant Hill Hawkes Bay Reserve Syrah
96 Points Bob Campbell MW

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An impressive Reserve Syrah from a great producer in Hawkes Bay. Hand plunged and aged for 19 months in 25% new oak along with 1% Viognier co-fermented into the blend, the wine is finely packed with dark fruit and savoury licorice and spice flavours. It has a lovely finish and very fine grained tannins -- a serious Syrah that will decant beautifully or improve further in cellar.

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$49.99 in mixed 6+ or $55.99 per bottle



99% Syrah, 1% 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

Winemaker notes on 2016 vintage

"The wine is rich and concentrated with blackberry, plums, pepper and spice. It finishes long and has silky tannins. It is a wine that will keep improving and can be enjoyed with proper cellaring for up to a decade from vintage."

96/100 Bob Campbell MW (2015 vintage)

"Deep, inky syrah with dark berry, liquorice, black pepper, violet, floral and smoky oak flavours. A powerful and slightly closed wine with serious cellaring potential. Firmly structured with bold, ripe tannins. An exciting red. 6/9/2016." Drink 2016 - 2026

96/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim (2015 vintage)

"This is staggeringly delicious and appealing. The lavishly expressed bouquet shows black/blueberry, dark plum, vanilla, toasted hazelnut and fragrant spice aromas, followed by a powerfully expressed palate that is plump, dense and silky. A marvellous syrah offering richness as well as structure and balance. www.elephanthill.co.nz. Feb 2018." Drink 2018 - 2028

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

  • Colour


  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

  • Closure


  • Volume

    750 ml

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2027

This Wine Goes Well With

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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