Elephant Hill Reserve Merlot Cabernet Franc (2017)

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Elephant Hill Reserve Merlot Cabernet Franc (2017)

2017, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
Sam Kim – 95 Points
Raymond Chan – 5 Stars
Michael Cooper 5 Stars

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RRP $55

$29.99

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Sorry, this legendary vintage has sold out.

Elephant Hill Reserve pricing like we’ve never seen before!
Limited stocks of these incredible, multi award winning, cellar worthy Elephant Hill RESERVE wines are up for grabs at $29.99 (was $39.99 on special).
Seriously, take advantage while you can.

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!

It’s also probably why we this is only the fifth Elephant Hill Reserve Bordeaux blend red since 2009!

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, including Michael Cooper who gave it 5 Stars and said “The classy 2017 vintage (5*) was estate-grown and hand-harvested in the Gimblett Gravels and the Bridge Pa Triangle, and matured in French oak casks (35 per cent new). Fragrant and full-bodied, it is deeply coloured, with concentrated blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, seasoned with nutty oak, excellent complexity, and a finely structured, very harmonious finish. Best drinking 2023+.”

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 52% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and a 6% splash of Malbec.

Aged for 26 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!

  • 13.5%
  • 750ml
  • Screwcap
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