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2016 Elephant Hill 'Le Phant' Hawkes Bay Merlot/ Syrah/ Malbec

2016 Elephant Hill 'Le Phant' Hawkes Bay Merlot/ Syrah/ Malbec

93 Points Sam Kim
2016 Elephant Hill 'Le Phant' Hawkes Bay Merlot/ Syrah/ Malbec
93 Points Sam Kim

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A future classic, the delicious Le Phant red blend was heavily awarded last year and is just as good from the excellent vintage of 2015. Medium-bodied with beautifully focussed dark fruit, it is properly dry and structured with a fine oak profile like a very good Bordeaux. One of the finest dinner reds we could imagine for that price. A rare wine at a rare price!

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Overview

Grape

72% Merlot, 18% Syrah, 5% Malbec & 2% Cabernet

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

93/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

" gorgeous blend of merlot, syrah and malbec, the inviting bouquet shows blackcurrant, plum, vanilla, cedar and mixed spice aromas, followed by a succulent palate that is plump and silky. The wine offers excellent weight and fruit intensity, leading to a lingering smooth finish. It is rich and flavoursome with plenty of attractive flavours. At its best: now to 2024. "

4 Stars Michael Cooper

"The 2015 vintage (4*) is a deeply coloured, Merlot-based red (70 per cent), with minor portions of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Hand-picked in the Gimblett Gravels, at Te Awanga and in the Bridge Pa Triangle, it was oak-aged for a year. Fragrant and fresh, with generous, ripe blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, tinged with sweet oak, it has a solid foundation of tannin, and nutty, savoury notes adding complexity. Enjoyable young, it's also well worth cellaring."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Merlot Blend

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2024

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with LAMB

Taste

3

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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