Superior single vineyard Cabernet Franc from Hawke's Bay's Gimblett Gravels region. The Elspeth range is Mills Reef's top tier of wines and they are consistently excellent; only the best fruit it is used and they are given every attention in the winery.
The winery writes "This intensely perfumed Gimblett Gravels wine shows great complexity of character with concentrated bright berry fruit and spice flavours, ripe supple tannins and finely integrated French oak seasoning. The finish is deliciously long and persistent. Harmonious and drinking superbly now, it will acquire even greater depth with judicious cellaring."