Wine of the Week NZ

Kidnapper Cliffs Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2013, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $64.99

Dense, elegant and finely-structured red with cedar, dark berry, blackberry, spice, anise and nutty oak flavours. Cabernet varietal characters dominate in this high energy wine while firm, fine tannins give a drying finish and much promise for the future. (Screwcap)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: now to 2023

Food match: Chargrilled venison, whiskey-cream sauce & watercress

Stockists: Kidnapper Cliffs Wines; Glengarry Wines, Auckland (NZ only)

Ranked #12 of 25 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon blends from Hawke’s Bay

Price Benchmark: AUD $63.06 Avg 95pt 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Blend tasted from New Zealand

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How the wine fits in the winery’s range?

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