Elephant Hill 2013 Syrah Hawke's Bay 13.5%
Fabulous color of rich ruby, and purple with a pink rim
Stony, gravelly minerals layered with rich and opulent fruits of smoked raspberry, blackcurrant and wild berries; loads of oak only enhances the complexity and polish this wine has on the nose.
On the palate - dry and lush, vibrant and fresh, new leather and smokey oak, meaty and rich; there's more than enough concentration of fruit so soak up the oak; medium+ acidity, peppery (ish) and plenty of tannin; gravelly minerals, long finish - excellent example.
5 Stars (91 Points)