2017 Elephant Hill Reserve Hawkes Bay Syrah

95 Points Sam Kim
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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.
Elsewhere up to $55.99 Save $11.00 $44.99 in mixed 6+ or $49.99 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

95/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"This is beautifully ripe and splendidly expressed, showing Black Doris plum, dark cherry, violet and subtle cedar characters on the nose with a hint of pepper spice. The palate displays lovely concentration and fruit intensity together with fleshy mouthfeel and polished tannins, finishing wonderfully long and velvety. At its best: now to 2027. $54.00. www.elephanthill.co.nz. March 2020." Drink 2020 - 2027

94/100 Cameron Douglas MS

"Bold, rich, fruity and almost exotic with varietal aromas of dark red currants and raspberry, dark red cherry - all laced with toasty barrel aromas with roasted vanilla and clove. On the palate - dry, peppery, fruity with flavours that reflect the nose. Firm youthful tannins, no mistaking the back bone of acidity set against a core of varietal fruit flavours and textures and a lengthy complex building finish. Balanced and well made. Drink now and through 2025." Drink 2020 - 2025

Variety Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Cork
Volume 750 ml
Alcohol 13.40%
Maturity 2020 - 2027

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with LAMB



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