Mills Reef Elspeth Cabernet Merlot 2016

40.00

Description

This distinguished and immaculately crafted Cabernet Merlot is made from ultra-premium grapes (73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc) grown on low-yielding vines in the estate’s Mere Road Vineyard, situated in the celebrated stony soils of the Gimblett Gravels district in Hawke’s Bay.

Medium to full bodied, it bursts with notes of black fruits, plum, chocolate and liquorice intertwined with beautifully refined tannins, yielding a distinguished, silky smooth wine. The minerality, elegance and complexity of this will rival many a Bordeaux at twice the price.

Aged in French oak hogsheads (one-third new) for 17 months prior to bottling.

  • Rich, smooth, complex
  • 750ml
  • 12.5% Alcohol
  • Screwcap
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Producer: Mills Reef

Mills Reef Winery was founded in 1989 by the Preston family, and has gone on to establish itself as one of New Zealand’s leading boutique wine brands. The vineyards are located in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand’s oldest winegrowing region, where they grow internationally acclaimed full-bodied red wines of Bordeaux varietals and Syrah, within the famous stony Gimblett Gravels. The winery is often acclaimed as one of the most stylish in the country, with an Art Deco style fine dining restaurant and can be found on spacious landscaped grounds in the city of Tauranga. The wines speak of place, natural character, and 'balance' in composition, crafted under three tiers, each with its own distinctive style philosophy suited to differing occasions.

The award-winning winemaking team is led by Tim Preston and Paul Dawick who apply their considerable talents to make Mills Reef wines what they are today. An uncompromising pursuit of excellence has garnered Mills Reef a worldwide reputation, reflected in their many awards, including over 900 medals and 30 trophies in national and international competitions, along with having the honour of being twice-recipients of the prestigious New Zealand winemaker of the year award.

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