Wine of the Week NZ

Elephant Hill Airavata Syrah 2014, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $120

Flagship syrah made from grapes grown in Gimblett Gravels (67%) and Te Awanga. It’s a dense, yet supple and quite accessible red with plum, dark berry, cassis, black pepper, liquorice, anise and a suggestion of violet flavours. An attractive wine with obvious potential. (Cork)

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

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2025

Food: Roast venison, black cabbage, mushrooms & whisky cream sauce

Stockists: Elephant Hill WinesProcure Liquor (NZ distributor). New Zealand only

Ranked: #8 of 65 2014 Shiraz from Hawke’s Bay

Awarded: Top Rank

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?

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