Elephant Hill Airavata Hawke's Bay Syrah (2017)

An emerging star. The classy 2017 vintage (5*) was estate-grown and hand-harvested in the Gimblett Gravels, co-fermented with a splash of Viognier (1 per cent of the blend), and matured for 26 months in French oak casks (52 per cent new). Deeply coloured, it is rich and smooth-flowing, with concentrated plum, spice and nut flavours, a hint of liquorice, excellent complexity, and a long, very harmonious finish. A wine of rare finesse, it should be at its best 2024+.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Syrah
Vintage: 2017
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $120 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

This wine is a Classic.

When to drink: 2024

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