ELEPHANT HILL RESERVE SYRAH 2014

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Winery notes (2014 Vintage)
"Climatically 2014 was an exceptional vintage and allowed us to grow and ripen grapes to optimum quality. The 2014 Reserve Syrah is made with Syrah from our Gimblett Vineyard (50%); Te Awanga Vineyard (30%) and Triangle Vineyard (20%) with 1% Viognier co-fermented into the blend.

The wine is rich and concentrated with black berry, plums, papper and spice. It finishes long and has very find grained tannins. A wine that will keep improving and can be enjoyed with proper cellering for ten years from vintage."
5 Stars & 96/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (2014 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."
5 Stars & 96/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, August 2016 (2014 Vintage)
"This exceptional offering, by a top-notch winery, from a stellar vintage, exhibits power and richness while remaining poised and balanced. Glorious aromas of black/blueberry, raspberry coulis, violet, clove and cedar with nuances of black pepper and olive lead to a concentrated palate that is pristine and plush with layers of silky texture and stunning fruit intensity. Tannins are supple and beautifully melded into this graceful syrah. At its best: 2018 to 2029."
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2014 Vintage)
"The stylish, finely poised 2014 vintage was hand-picked in the Gimblett Gravels, at Te Awanga and in the Bridge Pa Triangle, and matured for 19 months in French oak casks (35 per cent new). Dark and purple-flushed, it is densely packed, with ripe, youthful plum and spice flavours, a hint of licorice, good tannin backbone, excellent complexity, and a long future ahead. Best drinking 2019+."
93/100 Cameron Douglas MS (2014 Vintage)
"Bold, rich and enticing bouquet with spices, oak and fruit. Toasty vanilla, clove, violets and freshly ground pepper corns; dark berry fruits of black currant and dark plum suggestions, complex and engaging aromas. On the palate - plenty of fruit, alcohol and oka, a dry wine with plenty of body and flavour; loaded with spices of pepper and clove, a violet plum layer. Medium + tannins and acidity add plenty of texture and length. A lovely wine, very tense, very young, will age well. Drink from 2018 through 2025."
5 Stars & 19.0-/20 Raymond Chan, August 2016 (2014 Vintage)
"Very dark, black-hued purple-red colour, near saturated. The nose is elegantly presented with sweet and ripe aromas of blackberry fruit with subtle layers of plums, boysenberries and notes of blue fruits, along with sweet oak, Asian spices and hints of black pepper. The whole cluster stalk componentry is integrated and lends depth and nuance. Medium-full bodied, the palate features sweet and rich, ripe and luscious flavours of blackberries, black plums, boysenberries and hints of blue fruits. The mouthfeel is opulent, with sweet oak and spice layers adding to the richness. The fruit is supported by very fine-grained tannin grip and extraction, and enlivened by balanced acidity. The wine carries to a long, lingering, reserved finish. This is a beautifully ripe and sweet fruited Syrah with spice and oak layers and fine-structured palate. Match with pork, lamb, beef and venison over the next 7-9+ years. Syrah fruit from 50% ‘Gimblett’, 30% ‘Te Awanga’ and 20% ‘Triangle', co-fermented with 1% Viognier to 13.5% alc. with 25% whole bunches, the wine aged 19 months in 40% new oak, blended and aged a further 6 months in tank on lees."


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