Frenchmans Hill Estate
Blood Creek 8 2013
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 a tribute to Luc's grandmother Marthe the 13th child of her family and her son, his father Patrick born 13th December, his lucky number.
Cellar at 13-15 ºC. Drink: 2016 – 2030+.
Varietal: Cabernet Blend
Region: Waiheke Island, New Zealand
95/100 – Bob Campbell MW
“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
A PRESENT FIT FOR A QUEEN (FUN FACT)
A bottle of Blood Creek 8 2013 was presented to Queen Elizabeth II as a gift from Waiheke poet Selina Tusitala-Marsh in 2019.
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.