Craggy Range Te Kahu Gimblett Gravels Vineyard 2015

Craggy Range Te Kahu Gimblett Gravels Vineyard 2015

SKU 35471


Deep crimson red. Complex aromatics of ripe plum, a touch of cassis, fresh rosemary and roasted meats. The palate is generous and approachable, but also has a high level of sophistication with fine grained tannins enveloping a dense body of succulent black fruits. Food Pairings: A terrific pairing with all types of rich, red meat dishes, especially stews and grilled steaks.
Category Red Wine
Region New Zealand, Hawkes Bay
Brand Craggy Range
Alcohol/vol 13.9%
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateIs it possible for a wine to smell velvety? The combination of ripe black cherries and plums with vanilla and toast on the nose of the 2015 Te Kahu Gimblett Gravels Vineyard has that effect. It's a plush, medium to full-bodied wine on the palate, the oak gently channeling the fruit into a steady flow and into a long, textured finish tinged with dried herbs. This year's blend is 76% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Malbec.

Joe Czerwinski, February 28, 2018
  • we89

Wine EnthusiastThere's plenty of oak on this full-bodied Bordeaux blend in the form of cedar spice, dusting polish and Dr. Pepper, but it's balanced by juicy blackberries, florals, and the signature Gimblett Gravels stoniness. Lively acidity lifts the powerful, grainy tannins out of broody beast territory. This should age nicely to boot. Drink now-2027.

Christina Pickard, March 1, 2018
  • ws89

Wine SpectatorVanilla-laced black cherry and black pepper flavors are plump, fresh and lively, with cedar and spice notes lingering on the finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Drink now through 2027. 6,172 cases made.

MaryAnn Worobiec, August 31, 2017

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