ELEPHANT HILL Reserve Merlot Malbec 2015

$55.99

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

  • 5 stars, 94 points – Sam Kim
  • 4.5 stars – Michael Cooper
  • 18+ – Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
  • Silver medal – International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017
  • 95 points – Sam Kim Wine Orbit

This wine displays rich, ripe dark fruit, well-balanced acidity and beautiful tannin. It is an elegant wine with a core of ripe fruit and excellent structure. Only 23 barrels were produced.

“Inky red with plenty of ripe, dark berry, plum, liquorice, dark chocolate and spicy oak flavours. A smooth-textured wine that delivers value at this price.” -Bob Campbell MW

 

 

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Description

2015 Elephant Hill Merlot Malbec

Elephant Hill is a family owned winery estate making premium, hand crafted wines. For our Merlot Malbec 2015, it was a great year with a cool start and good flowering resulting in a good fruit set. The grapes were hand harvested in 5 different picks starting in the first week of April.

This is a blend of 74% Merlot, 24% Malbec from our Gimblett Gravel Vineyard and 2% of Tempranillo from our Triangle Vineyard. The grapes were 100% destemmed and fermented in numerous small batch ferments then gently pressed to oak barriques. The wine received 20 months in French oak, 38% new. Only 23 barrels were produced.

This wine displays rich, ripe dark fruit, well-balanced acidity and beautiful tannin. It is an elegant wine with a core of ripe fruit and excellent structure.

2015 Elephant Hill Merlot Malbec wine analysis

Alcohol Content (%v/v) 13.5%

RS (g/L) <1

Additional information

COUNTRY

New Zealand