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EXCLUSIVE NEW YEAR COLLECTION

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$950.00

Introducing Frenchman's Hill Wine's EXCLUSIVE NEW YEAR COLLECTION! Indulge in the exquisite flavors of Blood Creek 8 and Rock Earth Syrah, carefully crafted to perfection.

 As proud purveyors of artisan wines, Luc takes great pleasure in offering this exclusive New Year Collection of his premium wines. Six bottles curated especially for you, delivered right to your doorstep.

2013 Rock Earth
2014 Rock Earth
2015 Rock Earth
2013 Blood Creek 8 
2014 Blood Creek 8
2015 Blood Creek 8

IF YOU ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE ON THE EXCLUSIVE FHE PRIVATE LIST, YOU CAN ENTER YOUR SPECIAL CODE IN THE STORE.

To fully experience their splendor Luc recommends to decant each bottle for at least a couple of hours before luxuriating in the richness of these fine wines. 

THE WINES INCLUDED IN THE SELECTION

ROCK EARTH SYRAH 2013

5 stars – Michael Cooper

“The beautiful 2013 vintage was estate-grown in The 8 Vineyard and matured for 16 months in French oak barriques (60 per cent new). Set to flourish for a decade, it is finely scented and deeply coloured, with substantial body, dense, ripe blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, a hint of licorice, very fine-grained tannins, and lovely richness and harmony.” – Michael Cooper

ROCK EARTH SYRAH 2014

96/100 - Cameron Douglas MS. A bouquet that smells complete, a distinctive aromatic presence of dark almost broody even angry red berries - cherries and raspberry, dark plums and spices, a haunting almost steely core, dried herb and sweet tobacco. Complex and seductive. On the palate - fruity, ripe, toasty, rich, powerful and a bold statement of Syrah. Pepper and black olive, raspberry and black currant, ripe plum and clove-sweet oak. Young, still developing, but also drinkable today. Cellar upon purchase with best drinking from 2022 through 2028.

ROCK EARTH SYRAH 2015

95/100 – Bob Campbell MW

“Dense, flavoursome Syrah with ripe plum, dark berry, cassis, cocoa powder, black pepper and nutty oak flavours. An impressive wine with depth and personality. Elegant but generously proportioned.” – Bob Campbell MW

BLOOD CREEK 8 2013

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.

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

BLOOD CREEK 8 2014

5 stars - Michael Cooper. The fragrant, highly concentrated 2014 vintage (5*) is a blend of eight varieties – principally Cabernet Sauvignon (36 per cent), Merlot (17 per cent) and Petit Verdot (15 per cent), plus smaller portions of Cabernet Franc, Tannat, Syrah, Viognier and Koler. Matured for 16 months in all-new French oak barriques, it is dark, fresh and full-bodied, with dense, ripe blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, good tannin backbone, and impressive power through the palate. Still very youthful, it should be at its best from 2021 onwards.

BLOOD CREEK 8 2015

5 Stars - Michael Cooper. The distinctive 2015 vintage is a single-vineyard blend of eight varieties – principally Cabernet Sauvignon (38 per cent), Petit Verdot (21 per cent) and Merlot (20 per cent), plus much smaller portions of Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Tannat, Viognier and Kolor. Matured for 16 to 20 months in all-new French oak barriques, it is deeply coloured, with a fragrant, spicy bouquet. Mouthfilling, it has concentrated blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, with a vague hint of liquorice, refined tannins, excellent complexity and harmony, and a smooth finish. Drink now or cellar. This wine is a Potential Classic.

Limited quantities available secure yours before they vanish into legend. Offer ends 28 February 2024. 



SKU: 10050 TAGS: FHE Exclusive, Rock Earth, Blood Creek 8, FHEHNY
 

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