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Craggy Range, Te Kahu Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Petit Verdot-Malbec, Gimblett Gravels, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, 2016

Te Kahu Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Petit Verdot-Malbec
Platinum - Best in Show: Best in Show
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Red
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75cl
Screwcap/Stelvin
13.3%
63% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc
This was a wine which convinced our judges that all the hard work that has gone into Bordeaux varieties (alongside Syrah) in Gimblett Gravels is beginning to pay off. It's a very dark black-red in colour, and the 63% of Merlot sings out in its soft, seductive black-cherry and black-plum fruits. The soft wealth on the palate is very impressive too, without any rigid acidity and backed, in this case, by some discreetly textured but impressively flavoured tannins (a touch of graphite and coal dust). It's sappy and vinous towards the end: real 'pleasure wine', yet never simple. Drink 2019-2025

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