Elephant Hill Reserve Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2017

Already delicious, but set for a long life, this skilfully crafted red was estate-grown at three sites in the Gimblett Gravels, the Bridge Pa Triangle and Te Awanga. Matured for 20 months in French oak casks (38 per cent new), it is full-coloured, weighty and complex, with concentrated, plummy, spicy flavours, supple tannins and a very harmonious, lasting finish. A notably ‘complete’ wine.