Wine Of The Week NZ

elephant-hill-reserve-syrah-2014Elephant Hill Reserve Syrah 2014, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $49

Deep, inky syrah with dark berry, liquorice, black pepper, violet, floral and smoky oak flavours. A powerful and slightly closed wine with serious cellaring potential. Firmly structured with bold, ripe tannins. An exciting red. (Screwcap)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view on BobCampbell.nz

Alcohol: 13%

Ageing: now to 2026

Food: Glazed duck confit, parsnip puree, salsa verde

Suppliers: Elephant Hill, Hawke’s Bay; Procure (NZ distributors); Zenith Wine Agencies, NSW (AU distributors)

Ranked #4 of 40 2014 Shiraz tasted from Hawke’s Bay

Price Benchmark: NZD $55.74 Avg 96pt 2014 Shiraz tasted from New Zealand

Winery Rating: 94.9 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

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