The 2013 Le Phant is a full bodied Hawke’s Bay red blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. The grapes were hand harvested, carefully de-stemmed to open top cuves and fermented over a fourteen day period. The wine went through malolactic fermentation in oak with minimal intervention for 12 months. The nose displays Cassis, plums and hints of blackberry. The palate is rich and ripe with silky tannins and a long finish. Enjoy it now or for the next 6 years.