Craggy Range Te Kahu 2016

Tasting Notes

A blend of 63% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec, from the Gimblett Gravels Vineyard. This wine is Green Certified (Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic).

Deepest crimson red. Brooding aromatically with notes of cassis, black olive, dried tobacco and the faintest hint of caramel. The wine has lovely focus on the palate with dark fruits framed by fine tannins to deliver a classical structure with an excellent future ahead.

Winery: Craggy Range
Varietal: Red Blend
SKU: CRATEK2016 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Food Accompaniments: A terrific pairing with all types of rich, red meat dishes, especially stews and grilled steaks.
Craggy Range Te Kahu 2016

$19.99

Awards/Reviews

93 points James Suckling Oct 2018

Brambly plums and vanilla-lead spices, as well as notes of cedary oak. There’s also a stony edge to this. The palate has plump, fleshy fruit, backed by some grainy tannins that weigh in amid smooth plums and mulberries. Espresso-tinged finish. A blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, petit verdot and malbec. Drink in 2021. Screw cap.

Winemaker Notes

The fruit for Te Kahu is grown in the Hawkes Bay Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, which enjoys one of the warmest, driest, most sundrenched climates in New Zealand. Stony gravel in the soil forces the vines to fight for water, giving the grapes a particular vibrancy.

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