Babich The Patriarch

Babich's flagship red - all class!

Babich The Patriarch

2016, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
  • Babich's flagship red in honour of Josip Babich (founder and first bloke to release a wine under the family name back in 1916)
  • Dark, rich red blend of Merlot, Malbec and Cab Sauv with massive cellaring potential of up to 15 years!
  • 96/100 & Top Rank (Huon Hooke, The Real Review) - "An impressive wine which demands time"
  • Available in a stunning Babich banded gift box
  • RRP $86.99

    $79.99

    Head of the family, leader of the tribe, the big MacDaddy, call him what you will but Babich Wines wouldn’t be around if it wasn’t for Josip Babich.

    Croat born Josip moved to NZ in 1910 and by 1916 he was selling the first Babich wine (labelled “Babich Brothers”). Almost 100 years on and the Babich name is still going strong.

    The modern day Babich bunch have dedicated their flagship label to Josip and called it their “Patriarch”. This is a label only released in the very best of vintages, from low yielding vines for maximum quality, entirely hand-picked fruit from their “Irongate” Gimblett Gravels vineyard, hand plunged, the works.

    From a stunning 2016 Hawke’s Bay vintage, this blend of 40% Merlot, 33% Malbec and 27% Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark, rich red that has some serious cellaring potential of around 15 years or so!

    Awarded a whopping 96/100 by The Real Review’s Huon Hooke, who said “The wine is elegantly full-bodied, finely-structured and subtly powerful. There’s masses of tannin and lots of extract. Touches of cassis and herbs. The tannins dominate the back-palate and finish. An impressive wine which demands time.”

    The Lowdown: 13.5% alc / 750ml / Cork
    The Real Review – Top Rank
    Huon Hooke – 5 Stars
    Michael Cooper 5 Stars
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    The Real Review – Top Rank
    Bob Campbell MW – 4 Stars
    NZ Wine of the Year Awards – Gold
    NZIWS Gold
    NZIWS Trophy
    Cuisine 5 Stars

    $120.00

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    The Real Review – Top Rank
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