2017 Elephant Hill Reserve Hawkes Bay Cab Franc Cab Merlot

95 Points Sam Kim
In stock
A superb Bordeaux Blend from Hawkes Bay's Elephant Hill. From another great vintage, this wine is packed with the luscious black fruit and fine, deep structure of the Elephant Hill style. Strident yet structured, this is magnificent stuff to enjoy now or cellar.
$49.99 in mixed 6+ or $54.99 per bottle


A blend of usually Cabernet Franc, Merlot and 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 Sam Kim Wine Orbit

"Classically composed and gorgeously styled, the wine shows cassis, dark cherry, spicy oak, olive and subtle cocoa characters on the nose. It's concentrated and wonderfully flavoursome on the palate, while remaining firmly structured by chalky tannins, leading to an impressively long sturdy finish. At its best: 2021 to 2030. $54.00. www.elephanthill.co.nz. March 2020." Drink 2021 - 2030

94/100 Cameron Douglas MS

"Immediately captivating bouquet with dark berries and violets, dark wood spices and, plums, blackberry and dried herbs; quite complex and alluring. On the palate - intense, sweet fruited with blackberry and dark plum, olive and a touch of boot-polish and tar. Ripe tannins, medium+ acidity, a core of fruit, clove and vanilla, violet and tobacco. Lengthy finish, persistent flavours and extremely food friendly. Well made. Best drinking from today and through 2026+." Drink 2020 - 2026+

Variety Cabernet Merlot Blend
Region Hawkes Bay
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.50%
Maturity 2020 - 2030

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB



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