Red

2009 Craggy Range Te Kahu Gimblett Gravels Vineyard

Red Blend

  • New Zealand
  • North Island
  • Hawke's Bay
  • Gimblett Gravels
Drink between 2012 - 2016 (Edit)
CT87.9 45 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 31

  • Hecht_Pede wrote: 90 points

    February 20, 2016 - Right bank on steroids bright red fruits soft tannins but lacked complexity.

    90+pts feels like this can last at least another 5years but maybe not improve a great deal.

  • Giggs wrote: 88 points

    May 30, 2014 - Jordyn & Jason's night (Darley Cabin): Decanted 30 minutes. This wine keeps softening as it ages, but I'm not sure it has added any complexity. The grape notes have evolved into more usual mixed berry and plum. It has a nice earthy/herbal tone to the midpalate and a clean, refined finish.

  • KravChick Likes this wine:

    February 15, 2014 - With a bit of air, a fragrant black cherry vanilla cigar nose, not like grandpas cigar, more hipster and edgy fresh.Very pleasant dark fruits, plush feel on the tongue. Smooth tannins. its fruity, creamy and plummy, some oak on the finish and doesn't lose it. I i can drink it all night like this... its strong and full of life, like my man. yes please.

  • evanqian wrote: 88 points

    December 30, 2013 - Classic NZ Wine Trail - Hawke's Bay; 12/29/2013-12/30/2013 (Hawke's Bay): a beautiful GG blend: 70% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Malbec, 8% Cabernet Franc.

    deep garnet with purple, looks still young. Merlot's fruits flavour dominating, coming with quite a few vanilla and cigar box notes. velvety tannins (a little powdery). medium bodied, velvety tannins, well balanced with good structure. medium length.

    A general smooth and pleasant wine, but a little bit diluted comparing to some GG blend models. However, I can image its higher level sister ''Sophia" must be more concentrated and more complex.

    BC 87, RC 18.5, WE 90, WS 89, JC Lee 86

    Ap: 4/5; Ar: 12/15; Palate: 16/20; Overall: 3+3/10
    TOTAL: 88/100

  • WineChief Likes this wine: 90 points

    July 27, 2013 - Easy drinking wine. Some red and black fruits. Definitely some cloves and Chinese five spice in there as well. Still showing youthful characteristics. Could easily go another 3-5+ years.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Craggy Range
  • Varietal Red Blend
  • Designation Te Kahu
  • Vineyard Gimblett Gravels Vineyard
  • Country New Zealand
  • Region North Island
  • SubRegion Hawke's Bay
  • Appellation Gimblett Gravels
  • UPC Code 690300550574

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  • In Cellars 62 (28%)
  • Consumed 158 (72%)

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