Frenchmans Hill Blood Creek 8 2013

$195.00 inc. GST

5 stars – Michael Cooper
Presented to Queen Elizabeth II as a gift from Waiheke poet Selina Tusitala-Marsh

“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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