Elephant Hill Airavata Hawke's Bay Syrah (2018)

An emerging star. The powerful 2018 vintage (5*) was estate-grown and hand-harvested in the Gimblett Gravels (83 per cent) and the Bridge Pa Triangle (17 per cent), and matured for 20 months in French oak casks (52 per cent new). Deeply coloured, with a fragrant, slightly earthy bouquet, it is mouthfilling, savoury and supple, with deep, plummy, spicy flavours, showing excellent ripeness, complexity and harmony. Still youthful, but already delicious, it's well worth cellaring to 2023+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Syrah
Vintage: 2018
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $120 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Classic.

When to drink: 2023

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