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Cost: $30.50 US
Grape: 69% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 9% Malbec
Category: Red Wine
Location Blackbeard’s Cayman Islands
Country: New Zealand
Region: Hawke’s Bay
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Craggy Range
Alcohol: 13% Alcohol/Vol.

Interesting in a good way

Description: Bright deep ruby in colour with a medium intense nose. This wine features sandalwood, dark cherry, raspberry, plum, tamarind, blackcurrant, cherry-cola, sage, thyme and leather. Medium+ body and tannin with good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: None

Interesting Note: Te Kahu means “The cloak in the Te Reo Maori and refers to the mist that envelops their giants winery in the Tuki Tuki Valley. Legend has it this mist protected a mythical Maori maiden from the sun as she visited her lover Te Mata.

Drink now or in the next 5 years on its own or pair it with Garlic Pit Roasted Picanha.

Tasted: 12 March 2016

Score: 9/10, Value: 8.5+/10 Total: 18/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

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