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ELEPHANT HILL RESERVE SYRAH 2016

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  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Grape: 99% Syrah, 1% Viognier

$56.99 $49.99 elsewhere $56.99

Regions : Hawkes Bay

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99% Syrah & 1% Viognier


Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"The 2016 Reserve Syrah is made with 99% of Syrah grapes from our Gimblett Vineyard with 1% Viognier co-fermented into the blend. Small ferments ranging from 1 to 5 tonnes combining traditional open top oak cuves and stainless open top fermenters. The ferments were hand plunged and the wine was then aged for 20 months in 40% new French oak with an additional 4 months in tank on lees. There was no fining and minimal filtration.

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".


Reviews for the 2015 vintage below…


5 Stars & 96/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, February 2018 (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. At its best: now to 2028".


5 Stars Michael Cooper (2015 Vintage)
"The classy, youthful 2015 vintage as hand-picked in the Bridge Pa Triangle (56 per cent), at Te Awanga (30 per cent) and in the Gimblett Gravels (14 per cent), and matured in French oak casks (25 per cent new). Still a baby, it is deeply coloured, fragrant, rich and supple, with a lovely surge of ripe plum, blackcurrant and spice flavours, hints of liquorice and nuts, and a velvety texture. Showing obvious cellaring potential, it should break into full stride 2020+".


5 Stars & 19.0/20 (95) Raymond Chan, February 2018 (2015 Vintage)
"Full, very dark, saturated black-hued purple-red colour, very youthful in appearance. The nose is elegantly concentrated with deep and intense aromas of ripe blackberries and dark-raspberry fruit complexed by black pepper, liquorice and an array of violet and black florals, spices and dark herbs. Spicy, nutty oak adds to the fruit richness. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a rich, deep and solid heart with ripe fruit flavours of blackberries, black pepper and dark raspberries, with liquorice and aromatic violet florals, and spice flavours complexed by herb and nutty elements adding interest and detail. The fruit is supported by fine-grained flowery tannin structure and grip, with fine acidity. The wine flows with energy to a harmonious, rich finish. This is a rich, ripe, exotic black-fruited Syrah with pepper, liquorice spice and floral flavours and herb complexities on a very fine-structured palate. Match with roasted game meats and semi-hard cheeses over the next 8-9+ years. Syrah fruit, 56% from the Triangle, 30% from Te Awanga and 14% Gimblett vineyards, co-fermented with 1% Viognier and 15% whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 19 months in 25% new French oak. 497 cases made".


5 Stars & Top 5 Cuisine Syrah Tasting, June 2018 (2015 Vintage)
"A label that has been delivering big time with syrah over recent vintages, does it again with this wonderfully complex wine. Moody olive tapenade and tar scents pave the way to a juicy, silkily textured palate, brimming with pepper, cured meat and dark fruit flavours. A generous, concentrated wine ready to be enjoyed now".

We provide a door to door delivery service nationwide. Delivery charges are calculated on a 12 bottle case or part there of.

Delivery charges are calculated during the checkout process. Please ensure you choose the correct delivery region. We will advise you if you have chosen the incorrect delivery region.

You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it 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 (03) 3655134.

Note, for orders of 1 - 2 bottles we charge an additional $3 for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes.

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