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Elephant Hill Syrah 2019, Hawke’s Bay

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 31-May-2022
Deep, ruby-red with a hint of purple underlay, lighter on the rim. The nose is gently full, with power and depth, penetrating aromas of blackberries and plums melded with dark herb and a hint of mealy, meaty note. Full-bodied, concentrated aromas of blackberries and plums enriched by dark herb, violet, savoury, meaty nuances and a touch of pepper. The wine is mouth-filling with weight and broadness, reflecting the concentrated fruit. Fine-grained, powdery tannin contributes to a smooth line direct by integrated, lacy acidity. This is a broody Syrah with rich and intense dark-fruited flavours, herbs and spice with mealy nuances on a smooth flowing, weighty palate. A blend of 99% Syrah, 1% viognier, from 40% Bridge Pa, 35% Te Awanga and 25% Gimblett Gravels. Handpicked and sorted, co-fermented with Viognier to 13.5% alc, aged 12 months approx, 20% new oak. 18.5/20 pts (93 pts) May 2022 RRP $36

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