Prestigious Hawke's Bay Producer Elephant Hill has an impeccable reputation for quality, producing some of the region's finest wines. Using only the best resources and the most talented people, they have carved out an enviable reputation both here and abroad, across their entire range regardless of price point.

Included in their Estate range, Le Phant Rouge is a Five-Star rated, classic Hawke's Bay Red Blend. It uses three grape varieties selected from three outstanding sites - Merlot, Syrah and Malbec from Te Awanga, Bridge Pa and Gimblett Gravels.

The 2018 vintage was an outstanding one, but you can certainly see the viticultural prowess a winery like Elephant Hill prides themselves on, as the fruit is obviously pristine and plush. Matured for twelve months in French Oak, of which 25% was new barrels, to soften the acid structure and add some spice.

Bucket loads of blackcurrant and black doris plums, with an elegant spice and pepper finish from the Syrah. But as always with Elephant Hill it's the final touches that sets this wine apart with an outstanding opulent and rounded mouthfeel, and oodles of structure from the Malbec. You really know you're drinking something that's a cut above the $20 mark here!

You'd be hard pressed to find a better Hawke's Bay Red at this jackpot price of just $19.99, and certainly not an equivalent wine with a Five-Star rating and such broad brand appeal. Delight your friends and family this winter by drinking a fabulous everyday wine, at an incredibly affordable price ... only while stocks last!

2018 Elephant Hill Le Phant Rouge

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

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Further Information

Brand Elephant Hill
Region Hawkes Bay
Varietal Merlot Malbec Cabernet
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.0%
Vintage 2018
Country New Zealand
Vegan
Vegetarian

Description

A blend of 3 grapes from 3 vineyards - Merlot, Syrah and Malbec from Te Awanga, Gimblett Gravels and the Bridge Pa Triangle. From the top vintage of 2018 and as always, Elephant Hill produce spectacular wines across their whole portfolio. Le Phant Rouge 2018 highlights their viticulture and winemaking prowess, 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 Black Doris plum, with hints of smoke, spice, a peppery lift and minerality.

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, complimented by the salivating tannin/acid balance. 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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