Elephant Hill Hawke's Bay Le Phant Rouge (2018)

The 2018 vintage (4*) is a full-coloured blend of Merlot (principally), Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, grown in the Gimblett Gravels (80 per cent) and the Bridge Pa Triangle (20 per cent). Handled with 'minimal' oak, it is mouthfilling, fresh and supple, with generous, ripe, plummy, spicy flavours, gentle tannins and a smooth, very harmonious finish. Drinking well now, it's still youthful and likely to be at its best 2023+.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Branded and Other Red Wines
Vintage: 2018
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $26 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2022

When to drink: 2023

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