Elephant Hill Reserve Merlot Cabernet Franc

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Elephant Hill Reserve Merlot Cabernet Franc

2017, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
  • Elephant Hill are one of Hawke's Bay's classiest producers and we're super stoked to be able to offer some incredible offers on their Estate and Reserve ranges. Grab yourself or mix it up...
  • Only produced when quality hits their high, high standards (this is only the 5th release since 2009!
  • 5 Stars, 95/100 (Sam Kim), 5 Stars (Michael Cooper)
  • "Classically composed and gorgeously styled, the wine shows cassis, dark cherry, spicy oak, olive and subtle cocoa characters on the nose" (Sam Kim)
  • Full bodied Bordeaux blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec - cellar for a decade or longer!
  • RRP $55.99

    $39.99

    Elephant Hill are one of Hawke’s Bay’s classiest producers and we’re super stoked to be able to offer some incredible offers on their Estate and Reserve ranges. Grab yourself or mix it up…

    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 fifthy 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 Sam Kim who gave it a whopping 95/100! Sam called it “Classically composed and gorgeously styled, the wine shows cassis, dark cherry, spicy oak, olive and subtle cocoa
    characters on the nose. It’s concentrated and wonderfully flavoursome on the palate, while remaining firmly structured bby chalky tannins, leading to an impressively long sturdy finish.”

    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!

    The Lowdown: 13.5% alc / 750ml / Screwcap
    Sam Kim – 95 Points
    Michael Cooper 5 Stars
    Browse Wine | Red | Merlot | 2017 | Elephant Hill

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