Frenchmans Hill Blood Creek 8 2013

$125.00 inc. GST

Case of 6+ bottles: only $99.50/bottle!
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95/100 – Bob Campbell MW
5 stars – Michael Cooper
Presented to Queen Elizabeth II as a gift from Waiheke poet Selina Tusitala-Marsh

“A blend of eight grape varieties. Dense, ripe and almost syrupy red with Christmas cake dried fruit and nut flavours plus dark chocolate, liquorice and spice oak. High acidity and firm, ripe tannins suggest good cellaring potential – the wine is still quite youthful. A complex red.” – Bob Campbell MW

“The 2013 vintage is also highly impressive. Matured for 16 months in new French oak barriques, it has dark, youthful colour. A lovely rich and supple red, it is muscular, with generous, ripe blackcurrant/spice flavours, showing excellent complexity, real power through the palate and obvious potential.” – Michael Cooper

Tasting Note: “100% coastal Waiheke grown blend of 8 varieties grown on the steep warm slopes of Luc ‘Luey’ Desbonnets’ The 8 Vineyard above the bright and warm tidal water of the Okahuiti Creek estuary. This wine is a tribute to my Grandmother Marthe, the 13th child of her family, and her son, my father Patrick, born 13 December, his lucky number. A unique wine that comes from only one place. A long hot dry vintage resulting in a highly concentrated and elegant expression suited to extensive cellar ageing under correct conditions. A harmonious and complex wine with great length and fine grainy tannins. Unfined and minimally filtered. Cellar 13-15 ºC. Drink 2016 – 2030+” – Winemaker’s notes

Alcohol: 14.0%

Varietal: Bordeaux blend

Region: Waiheke Island, New Zealand

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