Elephant Hill

Elephant Hill Reserve Merlot Cabernets Franc 2017 750ml


Elephant Hill Reserve Merlot Cabernets Franc 2017 750ml

5 stars (95/100) Sam Kim’s Wine Orbit
5 stars Michael Cooper
5 stars (19/20) Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
5 stars The Wine Writer
‘Excellent’ (94/100) Cameron Douglas MS

Elephant Hill only releases this stunning wine when the quality is top notch and this 2017 release has undoubtedly reached that point. Vinted from merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and a spash of malbec, it's their take on a Bordeaux blend. It's structured and elegant with black fruit flavours. It's drinking well now although this wine will really come into its own after a few years in the cellar.

"The bouquet is poise and harmonious with fragrances of violet, and medicinal herbs, along with cassis, dark plums, cedar and tobacco lingers with good intensity. Full-bodied, the palate has good concentrated flavours of an amalgam of cassis, dark plums, and red berries, along with violet and medicinal herbs, unveiling tobacco, cedar and oak spice detail. The fruit is juicy and fresh, lifted by lacy acidity, and shows strength and vitality. Velvety fine-grained tannin extraction provides structure and backbone, immersing cedar and tobacco detail, lengthening the sustained finish in harmony." -Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, 19/20 points

"Classically composed and gorgeously styled, the wine shows cassis, dark cherry, spicy oak, olive and subtle cocoa characters on the nose." -Wine Orbit, 5 stars, 95 points
"Fragrant and full-bodied, it has concentrated blackcurrant, plum, spice and nut flavours, complex and savoury, and a well-rounded finish." -Michael Cooper, 5 stars

Alc: 13.5%

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