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2012 Elephant Hill Rania
New Releases - ICONS

Elephant Hill
Icon Airavata


The Icon range represents the pinnacle of Elephant Hill’s winemaking.

Hand crafted in small batches, in low volumes, from a selection of only the best grapes, from the best vineyard blocks and aged in the best quality French barrels. These special wines are for collecting and cellaring and will age well in bottle for many years

Airavata is our finest Syrah named after the most revered white elephant in Hindu mythology ‘Airavata’, the king of elephants, who carried the deity Indra on its back.


Reviews & Accolades: 

97 points - Candice Chow

95 points - Bob Campbell MW

18.5 points  - Joelle Thomson

98 points – Sam Kim

97 points – Cameron Douglas MS

5 stars – Michael Cooper


‘Tribute to the great reds of the Northern Rhone in France’

Joelle Thomson

‘An emerging star, powerful and dense’

Michael Cooper


Technical information: 
60% Stone (Gimblett Gravels), 39% Earth (Bridge Pa), 1% Sea (Te Awanga)
99% Syrah & 1% Viognier, handpicked
Inoculated & natural primary ferment with Viognier, natural malolactic
24 mths barrel, 40% new
110 cs produced

Technical Information