Mills Reef continue to stamp their mark as New Zealand’s premier Syrah producer with yet another gold medal and trophy for their flagship wine, Elspeth – the 2010 vintage. The trophy results were announced yesterday at the International Wine Challenge “Taste of Gold” event at Lords. Their Elspeth Merlot 2010 also picked up a Gold Medal at this year’s IWC.
Their Elspeth Syrah has historically been right up there, awarded a host of Gold Medals and 5 Stars every vintage from most of New Zealand’s wine critics with Bob Campbell awarding the 2009 “the 2nd best Syrah in New Zealand” last year. They are delighted to have gone one better this year and to have clinched the trophy.
The competition in New Zealand is tough, with the Gimblett Gravels region of Hawke’s Bay now globally famous for producing world class reds, particularly Syrah but also Bordeaux varietals and blends. Mills Reef have been at the forefront of the rise of Gimblett Gravels wines and have a very impressive array of awards for all their top tier of red wines, plus some exceptional Chardonnays too.
The Mills Reef Elspeth Syrah normally sells out in New Zealand virtually instantly on release. But the good news is there will be some available to buy in the UK from Mills Reef’s importer www.goodwineonline.co.uk who have a small allocation en route. They also stock most of Mills Reef’s other top two tiers of wine, their Reserve range and Elspeth range, which includes a host of gold medal winners. They also have some of the Gold Medal winning Elspeth Merlot 2010 on the shipment too! But quantities are extremely limited so if you want some act now!