Elephant Hill Reserve Hawke's Bay Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet (2017)

The classy 2017 vintage (5*) was estate-grown and hand-harvested in the Gimblett Gravels and the Bridge Pa Triangle, and matured in French oak casks (35 per cent new). Fragrant and full-bodied, it is deeply coloured, with concentrated blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, seasoned with nutty oak, excellent complexity, and a finely structured, very harmonious finish. Best drinking 2023+.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Merlot
Vintage: 2017
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $54 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

This wine is a Classic.

When to drink: 2023

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