Elephant Hill Reserve Hawke's Bay Syrah (2018)

Still very youthful, the 2018 vintage (4.5*) was estate-grown and hand-picked in the Gimblett Gravels (48 per cent), the Bridge Pa Triangle (40 per cent) and at Te Awanga (12 per cent), and matured for two years in French oak casks (35 per cent new). Full-coloured, it is a powerful red with strong blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, slightly earthy notes adding complexity, fresh acidity and ripe, supple tannins. Well worth cellaring, it should break into full stride from 2023 onwards.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Syrah
Vintage: 2018
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $50 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Classic.

When to drink: 2023

Reviewed October 2021

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