2021 Elephant Hill Le Phant Rouge

94 Points Bob Campbell MW
In stock
A great value red blend from Hawkes Bay experts, Elephant Hill. The Phant Rouge is medium-bodied with focussed dark-red fruit, along with a fine structure and gently toasty oak profile like a good Bordeaux. One of the best dinner reds we could imagine for the price.
Elsewhere up to $25.99 Save $6.00 $19.99 in mixed 6+ or $22.99 per bottle

Grape

Usually a Merlot dominant blend

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

94/100 Bob Campbell MW

"A blend of 40% merlot, 36% syrah, 14% tempranillo, 8% malbec, 1% cabernet sauvignon and 1% cabernet franc from three sub-regions. Unsurprisingly the plum-like character of merlot dominates and is flattered by spicy syrah and tempranillo. The flavours are harmonious and the balance perfect. 31 MAR 2023." Drink 2023 - 2029

94/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"Wonderfully fruited and elegantly complex, the bouquet shows blackcurrant, sweet cherry, cedar, thyme and warm spice aromas, leading to a gorgeously flavoursome palate offering succulent fruit intensity together with silky texture and fine-grained tannins. Supple and lingering with a delectable finish. A blend of merlot, syrah, tempranillo, malbec, cabernet sauvignon & cabernet franc. At its best: now to 2030. $26.00. www.elephanthill.co.nz. March 2023." Drink 2023 - 2030

93/100 Cameron Douglas MS

"Youthful and distinctively bouquet with scents of myriad red and black berry fruits, a gentle oak spice quality and a natural earthy clay mineral quality. On the palate a fruity, spicy and earthy blend with flavours that reflect the bouquet. Oak remains mild adding complexity, acidity is saline, vibrant and fresh with the main focus of this wine the core of fruit. Well made, dry and fresh with best drinking from 2023 through 2027." Drink 2023 - 2027

Variety Cabernet Merlot Blend
Region Hawkes Bay
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.50%
Maturity 2023 - 2030

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with LAMB

Taste

3

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