Babich The Patriarch
Babich The Patriarch

Babich The Patriarch 75cl


Babich's flagship red, in an inspred Bordeaux blend is very focused and structured. This Gold medal winner features a com plex bouquet and fresh palate of ripe blackcurrant, plum, spice and nut flavours. Good concentration and complexity; its dark ruby red with hints of blueberry fruit that combines with the oak derived notes of mocha & toast. Its complex; A combination of grapey sweetness and creamy berry fruits with toast and coffee oak. The Merlot gives the palate its characteristic rounded structure with a moderate volume of fine-grained tannin. Award Winner. 

Product Code: 9414603001509

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New Zealand
Produced in New Zealand
Suitable for Vegetarians
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More about Babich The Patriarch  ... Flagship red wine, grown at Gimblett Gravels ‘Irongate’ vineyard in Hawke’s Bay and made in honour of the company founder and New Zealand wine industry pioneer, Josip Babich. With this wine we allow ourselves complete flexibility in order to make the best we can – we are not committed to a particular variety or blend and crop levels are very restricted.

Product Origin; Gimlett Gravels, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Vintage Guide; 2014

Grape type; Cabernet Sauvignon 54%, Merlot 32% Malbec 14%

Closure; Screwcap

Production Notes; Select crop thinned parcels of fruit were hand harvested then fermented in small open vats and hand plunged. After an extended maceration period the new wines were drained to French oak barriques (40% new), to mature.  After several rack and returns and extensive tasting trials the Patriarch was blended after 6 months then returned to oak. The Wine spent a total of 13 months in oak.

Winemakers Comments ... Brooding, with sweet brambly high notes and a dab of cedar.  Elegant and sweet fruited with savoury length and a lingering warmth.  Fine coating tannins.

Media Comments; Sam Kim, Wine Orbit on 16/09/2015; A beautifully expressed Bordeaux-style red from the Gimblett Gravels district, the complex and immensely tempting bouquet shows dark plum, game, truffle and cigar box aromas, leading to a concentrated palate that's refined and focused, backed by velvety texture and plenty of fine, chalky tannins. Lovely flow and harmony, and finishes linear and gratifying. 

Bob Campbell on 16/09/2015; 93 / 100 - Juicy berry flavours with hints of pepper and smoky oak. An appealing wine with obvious Malbec character. This represents quite an achievement considering the challenges of the vintage. Should age reasonably well although it is certainly approachable now 
Style; Brooding, with sweet brambly high notes and a dab of cedar.  Elegant and sweet fruited with savoury length and a lingering warmth.  Fine coating tannin

Food Match; BBqs, Roast & Grilled Red Meats

Recommended Cellering; 4-15 Years

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