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Generous & seductive with supple tannins

Showcasing delicious aromas & flavours of intense black-berried fruits, liquorice with a hint of spice

Enjoy with juicy scotch fillet or braised lamb shank

Mills Reef Elspeth Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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$43.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $49.99 $43.47
6 Btls, $263.94 6 Btls, $229.51
Awarded Gold Medal Awarded Gold Medal
Mills Reef Elspeth Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Mills Reef Elspeth Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Member rating / 1
This distinguished Cabernet Sauvignon was made from ultra-premium grapes grown on twenty year old vines in Gimblett Gravels...
$43.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $49.99 $43.47
6 Btls, $263.94 6 Btls, $229.51

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal

Hawke's Bay Wine Awards 2017

Awarded Gold Medal

China Wine & Spirits Awards 2018

Description

This superior Cabernet Sauvignon from the Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District showcases delicious aromas and flavours of intense black-berried fruits, liquorice and spice. Well-proportioned on supple tannins, this seductive wine is ready for immediate enjoyment, or will reward judicious cellaring.

This distinguished Cabernet Sauvignon was made from ultra-premium grapes grown in stony soils on twenty year old vines in the Mere Road Vineyard, located in the celebrated Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District of Hawke’s Bay. The grapes were handpicked at ideal physiological ripeness and balance on 23rd April 2015 at 22.0° Brix.

The fruit was destemmed, retaining whole berries which were cold-soaked for two days then inoculated with selected yeast. The cap was hand plunged twice daily throughout ferment, until dry. The wine was macerated on its skins for a further 23 days, then pressed to barrel and aged for 13 months in quality 63% American and 37% French oak (of which 40% was new wood) with one gentle aerated racking. The final wine came together in July 2016 with the addition of a small portion of Cabernet Franc. It was egg white fined, followed by filtration prior to bottling under screwcap and cork closure on 29 July 2016.

Elspeth represents the top tier of wines produced from the Mills Reef vineyards in the Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay. The fruit is hand-picked and only under the Elspeth label when fruit is of exceptional quality. Their winemaking team share the philosophy of a hands-on, no expense spared approach to produce these fine award winning wines. The range is limited to chardonnay, Syrah and Bordeaux style reds.

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Screw Cap

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Alcohol

13.5%

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NZ (from $5.70)

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rich elegant tones

John - 06/09/2020


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