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[SOLD-OUT] Craggy Range Te Kahu Merlot Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Andrew Caillard MW 94 Points!
Raymond Chan 18+ Points!

Andrew Caillard MW 94 Points!
"Medium deep crimson. Intense black cherry, ginger aromas with herb garden, slightly peppery notes. Sweet red plum, black cherry flavours, supple loose knit, slinky tannins and vanilla oak notes. Finishes lacy firm with plenty of sweet fruit persistence"
Andrew Caillard, Gimblett Gravels Annual Vintage Selection September 2013

Raymond Chan 18+ Points!
"This is an elegant, refined Merlot-based wine with intensity and harmony"
Raymond Chan,, September 2013

Te kahu means 'the cloak' in Te Reo Maori and refers to the mist that envelops our Giants Winery in the Tuki Tuki 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.

The proportions of the blend change most vintages to reflect conditions of the year and to ensure that we meet a certain 'house style'. It is a wine of richness with an abundance of black fruit flavours and a long structured finish complete with dusty tannins of the area.

New Zealand
Wine Red - Cabernet blend