Rich and concentrated with blackberry, plum, pepper and spice.
It is a wine that will keep improving and can be enjoyed up to 2030 with proper cellaring.
5 stars, 96 points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
94 points - Bob Campbell MW
94 points - Cameron Douglas MS
Although the 2016 mid vintage was challenging with warm, humid weather from the tropics, our premium blocks of Syrah at our Gimblett vineyard provided
the backbone to our red wines in 2016. The free-draining soil retains hardly any free moisture and dries out very quickly after such wet weather.
99% of Syrah grapes from our Gimblett vineyard with 1% Viognier co-fermented into the blend. The wine was aged for 20 months in 40% new French oak
with additional 4 months in tank on lees. No fining and minimal filtration.
2016 Elephant Hill Reserve Syrah Tasting Notes.pdf