+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Craggy Range Hawkes Bay Te Kahu 2007

External Review by WineExpress.com:

From a family owned winery in the Hawkes Bay region of New Zealand, Te Kahu is a true Bordeaux blend of all five varietals. The blend is 54% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot aged in new French oak barrels. The grapes are all sourced from their Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, so named for the gravelly soil, similar to that found in Graves Bordeaux or the Southern Rhone. The Wine Advocate scored this ripe beauty 92 points saying “The 2007 Te Kahu Proprietary Red, a Bordeaux blend matured in new French barriques, has a deep dark chocolate-scented nose with dark cherry, Doris plum, cedar and a touch of freshly rolled tobacco. Good definition. The palate is full-bodied with firm tannins, great depth, a little furry at the moment with mouth-coating black fruits. Smooth and focused, primal and sensuous on the finish with a slight bitter cherry edge. Broody but it draws you in.” Very Limited.

Add winemaker's notes
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
3.2 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add

External Reviews for Craggy Range Hawkes Bay Te Kahu

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
05/07/2010

From a family owned winery in the Hawkes Bay region of New Zealand, Te Kahu is a true Bordeaux blend of all five varietals. The blend is 54% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot aged in new French oak barrels. The grapes are all sourced from their Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, so named for the gravelly soil, similar to that found in Graves Bordeaux or the Southern Rhone. The Wine Advocate scored this ripe beauty 92 points saying “The 2007 Te Kahu Proprietary Red, a Bordeaux blend matured in new French barriques, has a deep dark chocolate-scented nose with dark cherry, Doris plum, cedar and a touch of freshly rolled tobacco. Good definition. The palate is full-bodied with firm tannins, great depth, a little furry at the moment with mouth-coating black fruits. Smooth and focused, primal and sensuous on the finish with a slight bitter cherry edge. Broody but it draws you in.” Very Limited.



Photos

+ Add Image

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals






Snooth Media Network