Frenchmans Hill Estate
Blood Creek 8 2014
100% Waiheke coastal single site “The 8 Vineyard". Cabernet blend of all 8 varieties grown at Frenchman’s Hill. This is a nod to the great First Growth blends of Bordeaux where Luc studied. Blend cabernet sauvignon, 36%, merlot 17%, petit verdot 15.5%,cabernet franc 8.5%, tannat 8.5%, syrah 8%, viognier 3.5%, kolor 3%, 16 months 100% new french barriques. Unfined and minimally filtered. This wine is dedicated to my beloved uncle Alfred (Freddy) Desbonnets RIP.
Cellar at 13-15 ºC. Drink: 2020 – 2035+.
Region: Waiheke Island, New Zealand
95/100 – Bob Campbell MW
“A blend of cabernet sauvignon 36%, merlot 17%, petit verdot 15.5%, cabernet franc 8.5%, tannat 8.5%, syrah 8%, viognier 3.5% and kolor 3%. Dense red with dark plum, berry, new leather, violets, anise, spice and nutty oak flavours. High energy wine with a thread of acidity adding vibrancy. An intriguing wine with obvious potential.” – Bob Campbell MW
5 stars - Michael Cooper
Price based on case of any 12 wines, all-inclusive of freight, taxes, duty and insurance from NZ Producer to your door in Australia. All prices based on live exchange rate.