Elephant Hill Hawke's Bay Le Phant Rouge (2020)

Enjoyable young, the 2020 vintage (4*) is a full-coloured blend of six grape varieties – Merlot (41 per cent), Syrah (24 per cent), Tempranillo (18 per cent), Malbec (12 per cent), Cabernet Sauvignon (3 per cent) and Cabernet Franc (2 per cent). Grown in the Bridge Pa Triangle (55 per cent), the Gimblett Gravels (35 per cent) and at Te Awanga (10 per cent), it was partly oak-aged. Full-coloured, it is fresh, mouthfilling, vibrantly fruity and supple, with generous plum, spice and blackcurrant flavours, showing some savoury complexity, and very good depth and harmony.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Branded and Other Red Wines
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $26 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Reviewed May 2022

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