Elephant Hill 2017 Rosé, 2016 Le Phant Blanc and 2015 ‘Reserve’ Merlot Malbec and Syrah

19-Feb-2018

Elephant Hill was established by the Weiss family in 2003, and in a short time became one of the most highly respected producers of Hawke’s Bay wine. The winery, cellar door and first-class restaurant as well as the home vineyard is at Te Awanga, where all the varieties except the Bordeaux reds are planted. The company also owns vineyards in the Gimblett Gravels and Bridge Pa, giving fruit from the warmer sub-regions. The quality of the wines is due to the very thoughtful and detailed winemaking of Steve Skinner and the fruit from the vineyards tended by Jon Peet. All of the wines are worthy of attention. I review the new 2017 Tempranillo Rosé, the 2016 ‘Le Phant Blanc’ blended white, and the 2015 ‘Reserve’ Merlot/Malbec and Syrah wines. www.elephanthill.co.nz


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Elephant Hill Hawke’s Bay Temranillo Rosé 2017
  • Elephant Hill ‘Le Phant Blanc’ Hawke’s Bay Viognier/Pinot Gris/Gewurztraminer 2016
  • Elephant Hill ‘Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Merlot/Malbec 2015
  • Elephant Hill ‘Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2015

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