2018 Elephant Hill Hawkes Bay Syrah

93 Points Cameron Douglas MS
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A consistent stunner that is in danger of becoming a permanent classic in Kiwi Syrah. It boasts a lovely depth of dark fruit with delicate spice and florals on a long, harmonious and seamless palate. Beautiful stuff at a bargain price — drink or lay down a while.
$30.99 in mixed 6+ or $34.99 per bottle

Grape

Syrah

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

93/100 Cameron Douglas MS

"With aromas of ripe black currant and red pepper corn, wild berry compote, pepper and sweet meats the bouquet is fresh, youthful, varietal and enticing. On the palate - flavours of dark berries and toasty oak, pepper and baking spices, currants, some ageing meats and earthy tones of dry rock. Medium tannins and plenty of acidity add texture and bite with the core of fruit adding weight, length and finish. A polished expression, ready to enjoy." Drink 2020 - 2024

5 Stars The Wine Writer, Angie Atkinson

"The delicious aromas of sweet blackberries, ripe red plum, and smoky oak with hints of vanilla and violets are intoxicating. The palate is lighter and fresher than the nose indicates it will be. Richly fruited with flavours of cranberry, red plum, redcurrant, juicy blackberries, and oaky spices with barely there tannins."

92/100 Wine Orbit, Same Kim

"Youthfully charming and perfumed, the wine shows Black Doris plum, sweet raspberry, tar, almond and dark spice aromas on the nose, followed by a succulent palate that’s plump and fleshy. It’s elegantly framed by fine-grained tannins, finishing long and silky. At its best: now to 2025. $27.00. www.elephanthill.co.nz. July 2020." Drink 2020 - 2025

Variety Shiraz / Syrah
Region Hawkes Bay
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.00%
Maturity 2020 - 2025

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with LAMB
with VENISON

Taste

3

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