Elephant Hill Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2015

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 08-Jun-2017
Full, dark, deep purple-hued black-red colour, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is elegant and refined with intense and penetrating aromas of ripe blackberry fruit entwined with Asian spices and liquorice, revealing an amalgam of violet florals and black pepper. The aromatics grow in volume with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegantly proportioned with rich and succulently ripe flavours of blackberries, dark raspberries and dark-red plum fruit melded with spice and liquorice notes. The fruit is lifted by violet floral perfumes and black pepper hints. The palate has excellent depth and is supported by very fine-grained tannin extraction with balanced acidity. This has good vitality and a positive drive carrying the wine to a long and sustained, beautifully elegant, aromatic finish. This is an elegant and refined Syrah with beautifully aromatic blackberry, dark raspberry and plum fruit melded with liquorice, spices, floral and peppery detail on a vibrant, fine-structured palate. Match with lamb, beef, venison and game meat over the next 6-7+ years. A blend of 46% MS, 36% 470, 9% clone 877 and 8% Chave clone fruit from the company’s Gimblett, Te Awanga and Triangle vineyards, fully destemmed and co-fermented with 1% Viognier as whole clusters to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 13 months in 30% new French oak, then given a further 12 months on lees. 19.0-/20 Jun 2017 RRP $34.00

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