Wine of the Week NZ

Elephant Hill Stone Syrah 2015, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $75

Due for release in May 2018. Limited Edition Gimblett Gravels syrah (139 cases) with black pepper, dark berry, floral, violet, chocolate and nutty oak flavours. Quite richly-textured for a Gimblett Gravels red – dense and almost chewy. Youthful of course but will age well. (Cork)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2027

Food match: Hay-smoked Te Mana lamb rump, kumara, falling leaves

Stockists: Elephant Hill Wines only (NZ & AU)

Ranked #4 of 47 2015 Shiraz from Hawke’s Bay

Price Benchmark: NZD $67.50 Avg 96pt 2015 Shiraz tasted from New Zealand

Winery Rating: 94.3 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How the wine fits in the winery’s range?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *