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CRAGGY RANGE TE KAHU MERLOT / CABERNET SAUVIGNON / FRANC 2016

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  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.4%
  • Grape: 63% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec

$28.99 $24.99 elsewhere $28.99

Regions : Hawkes Bay

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63% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot & 2% Malbec


This is an absolutely outstanding wine at this price point.


Te Kahu means The Cloak in Te Reo Maori and refers to the mist that envelops the Craggy Range Giants winery in the Tuki Tuki Valley, Hawkes Bay. Legend has it that this mist was used to protect a mythical Maori maiden from the sun as she visited her lover Te Mata.


Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"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."


4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"Estate-grown in the Gimblett Gravels, the classy 2016 vintage of this Hawke's Bay red is Merlot-based (63 per cent), with smaller portions of Cabernet Sauvignon (18 per cent), Cabernet Franc (14 per cent), Petit Verdot (3 per cent) and Malbec (2 per cent). Matured for 10 months in oak barriques (28 per cent new), it has deep, purplish colour. Fragrant, concentrated and youthful, it's a stylish red, with strong blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, firmly structured and very age-worthy. Best drinking 2020+."


Reviews for the 2015 vintage below…


Sue Courtney, wineoftheweek.com, May 2017 (2015 Vintage)
"​Deeply translucent in the glass, not quite opaque. This is a deep dark brooding wine both on the nose and also initially in the palate that’s characterised by fine textured tannins and a rounded mouthfeel. Made from predominantly Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec mixed in, it offers up hints of violets, earthy brambly notes, nuances of chocolate and a suggestion of cigar box with lifted acidity brightening the finish. What stands out for me is the profound and lingering fruit purity."


94/100 Toni Paterson, The Real Review, March 2018 (2015 Vintage)
"It is the structure of this wine that sets it apart from so many others. Medium-bodied with a fine tannin frame that channels the flavours through your mouth. The fruit is dark and refined with subtle herbaceous accents. Sourced from the Gimblett Gravels vineyard. Ultimately satisfying and exceptional value."


92/100 Jamie Goode (2015 Vintage)
"Merlot-dominant blend with some Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Fresh and focused with a lovely gravelly edge to the lovely expressive red and black fruits. It’s really assured and harmonious with mid weight fruit working in harmony with the structure."

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