Buy of the Week NZ

Craggy Range Te Kahu 2019, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $29.95

A blend of 54% merlot, 27% cabernet sauvignon, 10% malbec, 7% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot. Dense, inky red with cassis, dark berries, cocoa powder, mocha and spicy oak. Excellent value at this price. (Screwcap)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view original tasting note

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2032

Food: steak frites First Light wagyu bavette with pomme paille and béarnaise

Stockists: Glengarry Wines and Caro’s Wines, Auckland (NZ); Joval Wine Group – Vic (AU distributors)

Ranked: #2 of 15 2019 Merlot blends from Hawke’s Bay

Awarded: Top Rank

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