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2013 Babich Patriarch Red

2013 Babich Patriarch Red

Air New Zealand Wine Awards - Pure Gold
Royal Easter Show Wine Awards - Gold
19 Points Raymond Chan
2013 Babich Patriarch Red
19 Points Raymond Chan

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Aged for 1 1/2 years in nearly 50% new oak this is as serious a red from Gimblett Gravels as you could find from the 2013 Hawkes Bay vintage. It will cellar for a decade and comes off the famous 'Irongate Vineyard'. This is Babich's flagship wine and all their resources go into making this top red. Well priced for the quality here.

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$60.99 in mixed 6+ or $67.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Malbec and 24% Merlot,

Its Origins

Babich Wines have been proud producers of fine New Zealand wines since 1916, when Croatian immigrant Josip Babich produced his first vintage. 100 years on, their family business has three generations of winemaking experience behind it, vineyards in New Zealand’s finest wine regions, and a passion for winemaking as a way of life. Managing Director, Joe Babich, a long-standing senior wine judge, during more than thirty-five vintages as winemaker has long been acclaimed as one of New Zealand’s most talented and most respected winemakers and wine judges, and has carved out a reputation for consistently outstanding wines.

What The Critics Say

19/20 Raymond Chan

Gimblett Gravels fruit from the ‘Irongate’ vineyard, 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Malbec and 24% Merlot, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 18 months in 45% new French oak. Very full, near saturated black-red colour with youthful purple hues. The nose is finely concentrated with deeply packed aromas of ripe blackcurrant fruit and cassis interwoven with blackberries, spicy plums, dark herbs, lifted oak and earthy elements. Medium-full to full-bodied, the palate is very concentrated and elegantly proportioned, with flavours of ripe, sweet blackcurrant and blackberry fruit. The fruit is supported by considerable extraction and structure, the tannins very fine-grained, ripe and flowery, lending finesse to the textures. Layers of spicy and oaky detail enrich the fruit, and the palate unfolds iron-earth complexities on the very long and sustained finish. This is a very concentrated, ripe, black fruited blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Merlot with serious, fine structure and Gimblett Gravels iron and earth flavours. Serve with roasted lamb, beef and venison, and hard cheeses over the next 10-15 years. 19.0/20

96/100 Bob Campbell

A deep, dark and dense blend of cabernet sauvignon, malbec and merlot, with a core of sweet dark berry fruits, liquorice, tar and strong spicy oak. A powerful red that promises to develop well. One of the best examples of Patriarch that I can recall tasting.

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Merlot Blend

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750 ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2015 - 2023

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with VENISON

Taste

5

Awards

Air New Zealand Wine Awards - Pure Gold
Air New Zealand Wine Awards - Pure Gold

Royal Easter Show Wine Awards - Gold
Royal Easter Show Wine Awards - Gold

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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