2014 Elephant Hill Hawkes Bay Reserve Merlot Malbec Cabernet

2014 Elephant Hill Hawkes Bay Reserve Merlot Malbec Cabernet

96 Points Bob Campbell
2014 Elephant Hill Hawkes Bay Reserve Merlot Malbec Cabernet
96 Points Bob Campbell

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An superb Bordeaux Blend from Hawkes Bay class act, Elephant Hill. From another wonderful vintage in the Bay, this wine is packed with the luscious black fruit and fine, deep structure of the Elephant Hill style. But it is distinguished by a good dollop of the Malbec grape - for which the house is also becoming known - and this gives a brightness and slight blue-ness to the fruit that is just so delectable. Bright and strident yet restrained and fine, this is magnificent stuff for the price.

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$49.99 in mixed 6+ or $55.99 per bottle



60% Merlot, 25% Malbec and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

Its Origins

Reydan and Roger Weiss first fell in love with the beauty of Te Awanga when visiting from Germany in 2001. Together they envisaged owning a state-of-the-art winery, merging the traditional values of wine making with an innovative approach and contemporary style to produce exceptional wines to savour and enjoy. With the majestic elephant as their namesake and nestled against a backdrop of rolling hillsides, Elephant Hill spans over 25 hectares of vineyards producing classical, aromatics whites and world-class reds, helmed by winemaker Steve Skinner.

What The Critics Say

95/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"Wonderfully harmonious and immensely attractive, this outstanding Bordeaux blend shows complex aromas of cassis, blueberry, floral and toasted almond with hints of dried herb and game. The palate delivers superb concentration and rounded mouthfeel, enhanced by silky texture and gorgeous fruit purity. The wine is brilliantly structured by seamlessly integrated fine, chalky tannins, providing excellent structure and length. A wine of considerable presence, destine to evolve magnificently. At its best: 2019 to 2030. $49.00. www.elephanthill.co.nz. Aug 2016." Drink 2019 - 2030

96/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Dense, vibrant red with dark berry, cassis, liquorice, coffee/mocha and mixed spice character, plus a subtle savoury influence and a backbone of classy oak. A solidly structured wine with obvious cellaring potential, but a core of sweet fruit helps to make the wine accessible now." Drink 2016 - 2025

5 Stars Michael Cooper

"The powerful, finely textured, harmonious 2014 vintage (5*) was hand-picked in the company's vineyards in the Gimblett Gravels and Bridge Pa Triangle, and matured for 19 months in French oak casks (40 per cent new). The colour is dark and youthful; the palate sturdy and sweet-fruited, with dense plum, spice and nut flavours, hints of blackcurrants and dark chocolate, and a long, supple finish. A generous red, it's already enjoyable, but likely to be at its best 2018+."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Merlot Blend

  • Colour


  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Alcohol


  • Maturity

    2016 - 2030

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB



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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