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Elephant Hill Reserve Syrah 2018

Elephant Hill Reserve Syrah 2018


It's hard to overstate the magnitude of the offer in front of you, but this is a rare chance to purchase bottle-aged wines of this calibre at what can only be described as a 'compelling' price.

96/100 'Outstanding' | Cameron Douglas MS
FIVE STARS | Angie Atkinson, The Wine Writer

FIVE STARS 19/20 | Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
FIVE STARS 95/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
93/100 | David Walker Bell, Wine Folio

Beautifully concentrated, top flight Hawke's Bay Syrah from the Elephant Hill team. The Reserves are a special barrel selection that sit between the Estate series and Elephant Hill's super-premium Icons range- and are only released when the conditions are absolutely perfect.

The 2018 Reserve Syrah marks the 10th anniversary of its first release. Now six years on from harvest, this stunning, bottle-aged syrah is right in the zone and drinking beautifully, but this wine will blossom with a few years in the cellar also. Tuck a 6 pack away and watch the magic unfold.


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Buy any 12 bottles and get the case rate
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Case rate (6) $29.99
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Bottle: $32.99
Buy any 12 bottles and get the case rate
We deliver door to door, nationwide
Tasting Notes

Cameron Douglas MS writes "Fine, varietal, complex and pure fruited bouquet. Aromas and flavours of red licorice and raspberry, some black currant then soft smoky barrel spices and a touch of powdered pepper. Dry on the palate with a mix of firm and fine tannins with a polished fine mouthfeel, a back bone of acidity carrying flavours of fruits and spices as well as some olive and fried herb. Flavours of barrel and lees gain intensity with each sip, carrying fruit and non-fruit flavours seamlessly. Wonderfully balanced with a core for fruit, salivating textures and lengthy finish. A wine ready to enjoy from purchase and through 2028+."

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "Immensely complex and engaging, the wine shows dark plum, spicy oak, clove and violet characters with nuances of cured meat and dark cocoa. The concentrated palate offering multi-layered mouthfeel, wonderfully complemented by ripe fruit intensity and savoury nuances, leading to a lengthy plush finish. At its best: now to 2032."

Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews writes "Deep ruby-red with a black hue, lighter on edge, youthful in appearance. The nose is elegant, with power, gently filling the glass with aromas of black plums, blackberries, melded with an amalgam of spices, black pepper, cinnamon, star anise, unfolding cedar and meaty nuances. Full-bodied, aromas of black plums and blackberries have depth and concentration, interweave liquorice roots, violets, and spices, followed by cedar, dark earthy minerals and meaty notes. The wine is rich and complex with dark details of fruit, spice and earth; mid-palate is creamy and bright, supported by balanced, lively acidity. A firm and minerally, fine-grained tannin extraction lends an opulent mouthfeel, provides vitality and, lingers with roasted coffee to a lengthy, satisfying finish. This complex and powerful Syrah shows dark fruit, spices and earth with depth and continually unfolding finer details. Match with venison with a rich sauce and roasted lamb over the next 10-15 years."

Food Pairing
Stock Level: High
Vintage: 2018
Volume: 750ml
Alcohol: 13.5
Seal Type: Cork

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