FIVE STARS 19/20 | Candice Chow for Raymond Chan WIne Reviews.
FIVE STARS | Michael Cooper.
94/100 | Cameron Douglas MS
FIVE STARS 95 POINTS | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit.
Beautifully concentrated, top flight Syrah from the powerhouse Elephant Hill team. The Elephant Hill Reserve level wines are only released when they are of the highest quality and this syrah is right on the money. Decant if drinking now otherwise tuck this gem away for a few years in the cellar and your patience will be rewarded.
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Immediately captivating bouquet with dark berries and violets, dark wood spices and, plums, blackberry and dried herbs; quite complex and alluring. On the palate - intense, sweet fruited with blackberry and dark plum, olive and a touch of boot-polish and tar. Ripe tannins, medium+ acidity, a core of fruit, clove and vanilla, violet and tobacco. Lengthy finish, persistent flavours and extremely food friendly."
Candice Chow writes "Full-bodied, dense fruit of Doris plums, blackberries have a concentrated core, along with smoky bacon, black pepper, liquorice and leather linger to a long, sustained finish. The fruit has the right ripeness, densely formed with weight; interweaved finely extracted velvety fine-grained tannin, smooth and comforting."