Elephant Hill 2017 ‘Le Phant Blanc’ and 2016 Syrah


With vineyard sources in Te Awanga, the Bridge Pa Triangle and the Gimblett Gravels, Elephant Hill has the fruit to make balanced blends and wines from varieties matched to the sub-region and soils. It also gives Elephant Hill the ability to make distinctive single vineyard or sub-regionally individual wines which highlight terroir in the appropriate vintages. There has been plenty of excitement at Elephant Hill recently, with the creation of the new ‘Sea’, ‘Earth’ and ‘Stones’ tier, as well as the release of the latest icon wines. But Elephant Hill continues to consolidate its position as a top level Hawke’s Bay producer with its excellent blended ‘Estate’ wines. Here, I review the new 2017 ‘Le Phant Blanc’ a blended white made from fruit solely from the Te Awanga vineyard, and the 2016 Syrah, from fruit from the three different vineyard sites. www.elephanthill.co.nz


  • Elephant Hill ‘Le Phant Blanc’ Hawke’s Bay 2017
  • Elephant Hill Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2016

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