Elephant Hill Stone Hawke's Bay Syrah (2017)

The 2017 vintage (5*) is a rare red – only 840 bottles were produced. Estate-grown in the Gimblett Gravels and blended with a splash of Viognier (1 per cent), it was matured for two years in French oak casks (40 per cent new). Deeply coloured and fragrant, it is densely packed, with concentrated, plummy, spicy flavours, finely textured and long. Best drinking 2022+.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Syrah
Vintage: 2017
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $75 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.

When to drink: 2022

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