Craggy Range 2018 Te Kahu Red Blend, Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, Haw…


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From a family owned Graggy Range winery in the Hawkes Bay region of New Zealand, Te Kahu is a true Bordeaux blend. The grapes are all sourced from their Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, so named for the gravelly soil, similar to that found in Bordeaux. Thas along with the warm, sundrenched climate create a terroir that has proven to be ideal for growing Bordeaux varietals with great expression and character.This wine is a blend of 66% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Cabernet Franc. The wine aged for 17 months in 20% new French oak barriques.James Suckling scored this 94 points saying “This has a very rich plum nose with mulberry and well-integrated, spicy French-oak character. The palate has such well-judged balance and even shape. Super fresh and vibrant red plums and mulberries abound. The tannins are so smooth and layered. A thoroughly respectable Kiwi claret! Drink or hold.”Wine Spectator scored this 92 points saying “Sophisticated, with touches of black walnut liqueur, kirsch…


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