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Hawke’s Bay has a warm, temperate climate perfect for growing Bordeaux blends and the Gimblett Gravels area is rapidly becoming one of the most famed New World terroirs, winning attention as its red wines collect awards and accolades around the world. Sacred Hill is one of the first winery located in this region since 1986 and keep shining in this area, their special selection wines are all made from estate owned Gimblett Gravels vineyard and highly rated by critics around the world.

There is a cabernet taste off between New Zealand’s Gimblett Gravels and great Bordeaux 2005 held in 2009, experts including Jancis Robinson, thirty UK Masters of Wine, sommeliers, wine buyers and journalists tasted those wine and the result as follow -

The top 5 wines were:
Château Lafite-Rothschild 2005 (£975/BT)
Château Mouton-Rothschild 2005 (£675/BT)
Château Angélus 2005 (£295/BT)

Sacred Hill Helmsman 2006 (£17.95/BT)
Château Haut-Brion 2005 (£700/BT)
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Sacred Hill Whitecliff Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Sacred Hill Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Sacred Hill Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet 2014
A tropical medley of fruit with sweet guava and a lingering citrus peel aftertaste is complemented by finely balance acidity Wine Advocate 87 Wine Advocate 90+ (2012)
Sacred Hill Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017 Sacred Hill Helmsman Cabernet Merlot 2017 Sacred Hill Riflemans Chardonnay 2016
Wine Advocate 88 Wine Advocate 93 (2014)
Wine Advocate 92+ (2010)