Red

2013 Mills Reef Elspeth Cabernet Merlot

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • New Zealand
  • North Island
  • Hawke's Bay
  • Gimblett Gravels
Drink between 2016 - 2024 (Edit)
CT91.5 2 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 2

  • evanqian wrote: 92 points

    September 16, 2019 - Dense dark red with purple hue. Black currant, capsicum, cedar and vanilla. Grainy tannins, heavy and grippy. Not integrated yet, but huge potential ahead.

    Ap 5/5, Ar 13/15, Palate 16/20, Overall 4+4/10
    Total 92+/100

  • evanqian wrote: 91 points

    April 25, 2017 - 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.5% Merlot, 6.5% Cabernet Franc

    Medium+ dark red. Dark fruits, chocolate and clear capsicums in nose. Same flavours in mouth, solid structure, medium grained tannins, a little alcohol warm, medium finish. Generally balanced but not mellowed yet, need time.

    BC 95, RC 18.5+, SK 97, IWC 2016 - Hawke's Bay Cabernet Blend Trophy

    Ap 5/5, Ar 12/15, Palate 16/20, Overall 5+3/10
    Total 91+/100

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • Type Red
  • Producer Mills Reef
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Elspeth Cabernet Merlot
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country New Zealand
  • Region North Island
  • SubRegion Hawke's Bay
  • Appellation Gimblett Gravels
  • UPC Code 9416055419031

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  • In Cellars 36 (82%)
  • Consumed 8 (18%)

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