2016 Sacred Hill Helmsman Cabernet Merlot

One of NZ's most legendary Bordeaux blends.

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Brand Sacred Hill Wines
Region Hawkes Bay
Varietal Cab Sauv Merlot Cab Franc
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.5%
Vintage 2016
Country New Zealand


A third straight year where Helmsman's quality is beyond reproach, those who bought 2013 and 2014 should not miss extending their verticals - because this is a work of art. Impressively structured and as always, unyielding in its youth, the purity and detail are startling, its famous minerality and longevity on full display. Winemakers Tony Bish and Jenny Dobson continue to evolve this iconic label and this 2016 Sacred Hill Helmsman will be a 25-year wine with ease, drinking at its best from 2023.


Pure cassis, liquorice and iron ore, a kiss of nutty French oak as well as espresso and violet florals.


Commanding and uncompromising in the mouth, 2016 Helmsman is a statesman. Best after 2023, it's so well balanced it can be approached from a decanter in its youth. Best served with a prime piece of flesh.

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