Producer: Craggy Range

Variety: Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

Vintage: 2013

Region: Hawkes Bay

RRP: $24

ABV: 13.5%

 

APPEARANCE

  • Clarity: Clear
  • Intensity: Medium (+)
  • Colour: Ruby
  • Other observations: Slow moving legs, pink rim.

NOSE

  • Condition: Clean
  • Intensity: Medium (+)
  • Aroma characteristics:

Rich bramble fruits, black plums, red cherries, cedar wood, cigar box and garrigues.

Development: This wine is developing

PALATE

  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Acidity: Medium (+)
  • Tannin: Medium
  • Alcohol: Medium
  • Body: Medium
  • Flavour intensity: Medium (+)
  • Flavour characteristics:

Notes of cherries and black plums are punctuated by more intense red fruits.  This wine also has a subtle bitterness with a hint of coffee and dark chocolate.  The finish is long and lingering.

  • Finish: Medium (+)

CONCLUSIONS

  • Quality level: Very good
  • Level of readiness: Drink now but this wine will cellar well up to 10 years.

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