6 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $36.99 EACH
Craggy Range Winery
Hawke's Bay, north island, New Zealand
Te Kahu means 'the cloak' in te reo Maori and refers to the mist that envelops Giants Winery in the Tukituki Valley. Legend has it that this mist was used to protect a mythical Maori maiden from the sun as she visited her lover Te Mata. This is a wine of richness and an abundance of black fruit flavours and a long structured finish.
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.
90 Points, Vinous
While this Merlot-dominant blend is now shedding its youthful, primary fruit, there's still lots of development to go, with a firm grip of tannins still holding the elegant core of fruit. There's plenty of fruit concentration and purity here. A classic Bordeaux-blend fragrance of plum, tobacco, cedar and festive spices lingers on the lengthy finish, and classic gravelly tannins provide the frame. (76% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec)