93/100 | Cameron Douglas MS
4.5 STARS 92 POINTS | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
FIVE STARS | Angie Atkinson, The Wine Writer
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 "With aromas of ripe black currant and red pepper corn, wild berry compote, pepper and sweet meats the bouquet is fresh, youthful, varietal and enticing. On the palate - flavours of dark berries and toasty oak, pepper and baking spices, currants, some ageing meats and earthy tones of dry rock. Medium tannins and plenty of acidity add texture and bite with the core of fruit adding weight, length and finish. A polished expression, ready to enjoy."
Angie Atkinson, The Wine Writer writes "The delicious aromas of sweet blackberries, ripe red plum, and smoky oak with hints of vanilla and violets are intoxicating. The palate is lighter and fresher than the nose indicates it will be. Richly fruited with flavours of cranberry, red plum, redcurrant, juicy blackberries, and oaky spices with barely there tannins."