The Gimblett Gravels in Hawkes Bay is renowned for producing outstanding Syrah’s and the Mills Reef Elspeth Syrah 2013 is no exception. Named after winemaker and owner Tim Preston’s grandmother, wine under the Elspeth label is handpicked from their own vineyards and created only when the fruit is of the highest quality. 2013 has been hailed as the best growing season Hawkes Bay has ever seen allowing winemakers Tim Preston and Paul Dawick to create a Syrah that is of remarkable quality. The Elspeth 2013 Syrah has won multiple awards and accolades both locally and internationally – deemed outstanding by Decanter Magazine UK and in 2015 this wine won the trophy for the best Syrah in the Hong Kong International Wines and Spirits competition.
A floral bouquet on the nose, blackcurrant and pepper on the palate followed by a lovely leathery finish. Toasty oak notes, well balanced and ready to consume now this wine will also flourish with cellaring.
Price range: $44.99-$49
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