This vintage has now sold out
The 2013 vintage has been hailed as one of Hawke’s Bay’s truly exceptional vintages giving us the quality of grapes good enough to make one of our Icon wines, the Airavata. Purposely held back and released after a year in bottle and two and half years after vintage these wines are the pinnacle of Elephant Hill’s winemaking and viticulture.
The wine is made with Syrah from our Gimblett Gravels vineyard and Te Awanga Vineyard with 1% Viognier co-fermented into the blend.
19.5/20 points - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
98 points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, NZ
19+/20 points - Geoff Kelly Wine Reviews
16.5+ Points - Jancis Robinson MW
5 stars - Yvonne Lorkin (wwwyvonnelorkin.com)
The Icons are the pinnacle of Elephant Hill’s winemaking philosophy. They are fine and rare wines with great complexity and depth and are made not only
because of their exceptional quality but because they are special and unique.
2013 Elephant Hill Airavata Tasting Notes.pdf