Craggy Range

Te Kahu Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Red Bordeaux Blend

8.8153 ratings
8.726 pro ratings
Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Nicole Jensen

Beautiful with Lindt chocolates. Light and fruity, great summer drop.

Beautiful with Lindt chocolates. Light and fruity, great summer drop.

1 person found it helpfulDec 25th, 2014
Brett Jones

Deep ruby, spicy plum, dry, gentle tannins, blackcurrant with cinnamon notes, very approachable and satisfying.
A Merlot dominant blend from the special Gimblett Gravels Vineyard in Hawkes Bay.

Deep ruby, spicy plum, dry, gentle tannins, blackcurrant with cinnamon notes, very approachable and satisfying.
A Merlot dominant blend from the special Gimblett Gravels Vineyard in Hawkes Bay.

1 person found it helpfulDec 14th, 2014
Peter Plaehn

Silky tannins and wonderful balance.

Silky tannins and wonderful balance.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 5th, 2014
Scott Taddeo

Feels safe and conjured. Nothing at all wrong with the wine, but no fireworks here.

Feels safe and conjured. Nothing at all wrong with the wine, but no fireworks here.

Apr 19th, 2017
Douglas Renall

Concentrated fruit, smooth oak, fairly priced #nzwine

Concentrated fruit, smooth oak, fairly priced #nzwine

Mar 29th, 2017
Aimee Duell

Aggressively tannic. Meh.

Aggressively tannic. Meh.

Apr 9th, 2016
Drew Summers

Sales Northampton Wines

8.7

Firm & Focused...Ends Rather Abruptly

Firm & Focused...Ends Rather Abruptly

Jan 20th, 2016
Alexandre Calvi

2010- refreshing Bordeaux blend, full body, soft dusty tannins ripe black plumbs, blueberries gravel minerality and a touch of green(tomato stem)

2010- refreshing Bordeaux blend, full body, soft dusty tannins ripe black plumbs, blueberries gravel minerality and a touch of green(tomato stem)

Sep 1st, 2015
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

7.8

Not very expressive, with a hollow mid palate.

Not very expressive, with a hollow mid palate.

Apr 28th, 2014
Lisa Wicker

Lovely.

Lovely.

Apr 28th, 2013