Elephant Hill 2018 Syrah Rosé and 2016 Merlot Cabernet Malbec


With vineyards in Te Awanga, the Gimblett Gravels and in the Bridge Pa Triangle, Elephant Hill has the ability to blend fruit to make wines with balance and integrated character. I’m sure this facet has seen all of the Elephant Hill wines step up in quality over the recent years. Winemaker Steve Skinner has no doubt enjoyed the potential to have wines of greater detail and finesse. It is with regret that Steve is leaving Elephant Hill to pursue other ventures, but he leaves the company in the best position it has been in, in my opinion, having tasted many of his latest top, exciting new single vineyard and ‘estate’ wines. Here, I review the 2018 Syrah Rosé and 2016 Merlot/Cabernet/Malbec, both employing grapes from the different sites as suits. www.elephanthill.co.nz


  • Elephant Hill Hawke’s Bay Syrah Rosé 2018
  • Elephant Hill Hawke’s Bay Merlot/Cabernet/Malbec 2016

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