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Babich The Patriarch

Babich's flagship red - all class!

Babich The Patriarch

2015, 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, Cab Sauv and Malbec with massive cellaring potential of up to 15 years!
  • 95/100 (Bob Campbell MW) - "An intriguing wine with a character all of its own"
  • Available in a stunning Babich banded gift box
  • RRP $86.99


    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 2015 Hawke’s Bay vintage, this blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 22%Malbec is a dark, rich red that has some serious cellaring potential of around 15 years or so!

    Awarded a whopping 95/100 by Bob Campbell MW, who said “Rich, complex and quite mellow red…An intriguing wine with a character all of its own.”

    The Lowdown: 13.5% alc / 750ml / Cork
    Six Nations Wine Challenge – Gold
    Raymond Chan 5 Stars
    Michael Cooper 5 Stars
    Winestate 5 Stars
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