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Elephant Hill Reserve Cabernet Franc Cabernet Merlot

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Elephant Hill Reserve Cabernet Franc Cabernet Merlot

2016, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
  • Only produced when quality hits their high, high standards (this is only the fourth release since 2009!)
  • 5 Stars, 95/100 (Bob Campbell MW), 5 Stars (Sam Kim)
  • "Classy 'new world' wine with a mix of dark berry, spice, chocolate/mocha and cigar box flavours. An elegant wine with impressive density and length" (Bob Campbell MW)
  • Full bodied Bordeaux blend of Merlot, Malbec & Cabernet - cellar for a decade or longer!
  • 4 in stock

    RRP $55.99


    Elephant Hill only release their sleek looking Reserve range when the quality hits the mark. When they say that, they mean it. These guys set the bar pretty high when it comes to quality. That might be something to do with their German owners, Roger and Reydan Weiss, that spare no expense in running this state of the art winery located on the stunning Te Awanga coastline, and boasts one of the finest winery restaurants in NZ! Elephant Hill Reserve Cabernet Franc Cabernet Merlot

    It’s also probably why we this is only the third Elephant Hill Reserve Bordeaux blend red since 2009! The 2016 vintage was another great vintage in Hawke’s Bay so it was time to get to work.

    And in true Elephant Hill fashion they’ve crafted a wine that is simply stunning, receiving top marks from a handful of top NZ wine writers, critics and publications already…

    5 Stars, 95/100 – Bob Campbell
    5 Stars – Sam Kim (Wine Orbit)
    5 Stars – Cameron Douglas MS

    A blend from two of the three vineyards the Elephant crew own in Hawke’s Bay (Gimblett Gravels and the Bridge Pa) made up of 34% Cabernet Franc, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and an 8% splash of Malbec.

    Aged for 21 months in oak this is a true full bodied Bordeaux style red that has the legs to be left in the cellar for another decade or longer.

    Such is the demand for this wine Elephant Hill have to dish it out on allocation – limited release, highly sought after, secure your stash of this very special red now!

    The Lowdown: 14% alc / 750ml / Screwcap
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