2015 Elephant Hill Airavata Syrah

Airavata means the king-god of Elephants in Hindu... a very fitting name for this Kingly like Syrah... select vines were handpicked 4 times to achieve an absolute precision of ripeness.

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Brand Elephant Hill
Region Hawkes Bay
Varietal Syrah
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 14.2%
Vintage 2015
Country New Zealand


Elephant Hill Airavata Syrah is only made in the finest of the fine vintages. Winemaker Steve Skinner has blended Syrah fruit from their Gimblett Gravels vineyards with coastal Te Awanga fruit with a small portion of Viognier, co-fermented in the best traditions of the Northern Rhone. They also employed approximately 18% whole bunch ferment, a technique being used to great effect by the very top Hawke's Bay Syrah producers. Only very small amounts of Airavata are made, you may not be able to define the excitement in words when you taste it... but you will be utterly convinced of the excitement it delivers.


Extremely youthful and deeply aromatic, best described as brooding, the norm for great wines in their youth. Notes of smoky bacon, pepper and red berries.


The sheer opulence and depth of velvety fruit is breathtaking, with an array of perfectly ripe black and red berry fruit delivering massive concentration across the palate. Incredibly fine tannins spread out to the remote corners of your mouth. It's vibrantly youthful with so much to offer, drinking Airavata any time before 2020 would be lessening the magic and greatness it holds for you if your patient – 2024 should be a starting point, peaking circa 2034+ and holding a further decade if professionally stored. Sensorial overload, meditational wine experience.

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