2016 Elephant Hill Le Phant Rouge

A Bordeaux blend of 3 varieties from 3 vineyards - loads of wine for the money.

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$23.99 on Case buys (12 bottles)

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Lunn Ave Superstore Medium
Constellation Drive Superstore Medium

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Further Information

Brand Elephant Hill
Region Hawkes Bay
Varietal Merlot
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.5%
Vintage 2016
Country New Zealand

Description

A blend of 3 grapes from 3 vineyards - Merlot, Syrah and Malbec from Te Awanga, Gimblett Gravels and the Bridge Pa Triangle. A very warm year in 2016 meant harvest was a couple of weeks earlier, but the fruit is obviously pristine and plush if this superb release is anything to go by. Matured for 12 months in French Oak (25% new), the result is a charming wine meant to be enjoyed in its youth.

Smells

Plenty of juicy blackberry and doris plum, with hints of smoke, spice and mineral.

Tastes

Loads of plummy fruit, with opulent, rounded mouthfeel, a peppery note showing the influence of Syrah on the juicy Merlot, with the Malbec fleshing out the structure. It's lots of wine for the money to enjoy between now and 2023 with a juicy steak or Thai beef salad.

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