2016 Elephant Hill Reserve Cab Franc/Cab/Merlot

Gorgeously succulent and rich red... cellar through 2030

$54.99

$52.99 on Case buys (6 bottles)

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Brand Elephant Hill
Region Hawkes Bay
Varietal Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Malbec
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 14.0%
Vintage 2016
Country New Zealand

Description

Winemaker Steve Skinner really does beam with pride when he shows you these wines and rightly so. He oversees some of the most incredible vineyards in NZ and then makes the wines in a winery that simply must be seen to be believed. No expense is spared in the making of these Reserve wines, this Cabernet Franc-dominant blend spending 21 months in 48% new French oak. Predictably the wine is a majestic expression of the good (if not great) 2016 vintage, with a richness and velvety structure seldom seen in Hawke's Bay.

Smells

Intensely fragrant aromas of blackberries, cassis, plums, graphite and leather.

Tastes

Big, rich and densely flavoured, the palate is laden with dark fruit, blackberries and black cherries, while chocolate and spice oak notes round it off. The tannins are succulent and grainy, playing a supporting role to the seductive fruit. A harmonious wine already, give it some time in the decanter if you approach it prior to 2024. Cellar through 2030+. Drink with Venison Wellington.

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