Spirit of Marlborough 2013 Magnum, Hans Herzog

Spirit of Marlborough 2013 Magnum

Regular price $298.00 Sale

Discover the timeless elegance of our Bordeaux Blend, a true testament to our dedication to quality and craftsmanship. This wine represents Hans Herzog's bold move to change 500 years of winemaking heritage in Switzerland in pursuit of the perfect terroir for an outstanding Bordeaux blend, capable of standing among the world’s best.

Handcrafted from a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine boasts a purity of fruit that few can rival. With power, harmony, and grace, it is a delight for wine lovers. Perfect for aging, this stately Bordeaux will continue to develop in the bottle, making it an excellent choice for special occasions and memorable celebrations.

Vintage 2013 +

After a perfect, long dry autumn we handpicked a tiny yield of 600g/vine of healthy, physiologically ripe Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes in harmony with our ‘low yield/highest quality’ philosophy. The vines grow on the sandy, gravelly soils of our vineyard, akin to those of the Pomerol* region. Both climates are moderated by their proximity to the Ocean and the presence of rivers yielding wines of exclusive velvety quality best after 10 years of ageing.

Hans' Winemaking Comments+

The grapes enjoyed a long maceration time and progressed into a natural wild fermentation to extract the beautiful flavours. Malolactic fermentation followed in partly new French barriques where the wine matured for a total of 30 month. Unfined and unfiltered. Natural sediments may show.

Tasting Notes+

This noble blend shows off with aromas of juicy dark plums, black fruits and berries. Subtle spices, herbs and dark chocolate add to the complexity. Concentration and opulence aplenty followed by a sensuous, lingering long finish. We like you to enjoy this stately flagship wine at its full potential alike a “Grand Cru” Pomerol with many years of bottle ageing. And so we did, under perfect condition in our barrel hall, but without the heavy price tag!

Technical Data+


40% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon

Soil Shallow (<45cm) stony, gravel and sandy soil. Well drained, developed from stony alluvium.
Plant Density 5,550 vines/ha
Yield <3t/ha
Vine Planted 1996



Residual Sugar


Ageing Potential

20+ years

Food Matching Suggestions+

Perfect for meat lovers, pair with steak, lamb and strong hard cheeses, such as Gruyere.

Industry Reviews+

The Real Review - 96 points

'The word that springs to mind when I think of Hans Herzog wines is vinous. They are not simple fruity wines, they are more sophisticated and classical than that. This is a complex Bordeaux-style red. It's not Bordeaux-like, although it does have a savoury dimension that I appreciate in Bordeaux reds, and it's certainly not typical of Marlborough. I guess its a Hans Herzog style red. I like it a lot. It's a pleasure to taste and will continue to deliver even more pleasure as it ages.' Bob Campbell