The most collectible, unique and jaw-dropping red wine experience in New Zealand, Esk Valley The Terraces combines the single vineyard ethos of Burgundy with the wine style of Bordeaux. then gives it a Hawke's Bay spin! The only high-end red wine that is basically a field blend, it is the truest expression of site you'll see in this country, made only in tiny quantities of only 200-300 x 6-packs a year, Gordon's new viticultural techniques have taken this great vineyard to another level and the density of flavour is nothing short of breath-taking. A blend of Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the grapes are often picked together (and co-fermented) as the vineyard team prune sequentially to make sure they all ripen at the same time. 2016 was the fourth great vintage in a row for Hawke's Bay and the fourth Terraces in a row, which is the first time that has ever happened. A formidably concentrated and exotic style of wine, 2016 The Terraces will join 2013, 2014 and 2015 as truly legendary wines to enjoy over the next 25+ years.
Impenetrably inky in the glass, the legs on the glass confirm the density and viscosity of this incredible wine. A gorgeous nutty espresso note leads the way, giving way to wild berries, dark chocolate, soy, undergrowth, smoked meat, blackberry, cassis, leather, liquorice and black doris plum.