Elephant Hill Stone Hawke's Bay Cabernet Sauvignon (2018)

Well worth discovering, the finely crafted 2018 vintage (5*) was estate-grown in the Gimblett Gravels and matured for nearly two years in French oak barriques (55 per cent new). Deeply coloured, it is fragrant and full-bodied, with rich, ripe blackcurrant, plum, spice and nut flavours, and refined, supple tannins. A concentrated, intensely varietal and highly approachable red, it's already delicious.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet-predominant blends
Vintage: 2018
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $60 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.

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