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2013 Kidnapper Cliffs Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Merlot

2013 Kidnapper Cliffs Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Merlot

95 Points Bob Campbell MW
2013 Kidnapper Cliffs Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Merlot
95 Points Bob Campbell MW

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A seroiously fine and age-worthy Cabernet from a spectacular vintage. Selected from Te Awa's finest Gimblett Gravels sites -- in the dry heat of 2013 -- this wine offers a gently rich and refined expression of perfectly ripe Cabernet and Merlot. With the fruit appeal to drink now but the fine structure to age, this is Gimblett Gravels at its best. Collect before stocks go!

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$49.99 in mixed 6+ or $55.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc

Its Origins

Kidnapper cliffs is the top label from the highly recognised Hawkes Bay winery, Te Awa. "It has been a waiting game to see how Te Awa would emerge from the Villa Maria Estates chrysalis since it was purchased late in 2012. I’ve made discreet enquiries with the Villa Maria folk and Ant Mackenzie about the progress and re-emergence of this fine Hawke’s Bay brand, and the feelings have been positive all round. No doubt there has been considerable soul-searching to ensure that the individuality of ‘Te Awa’ and its associated brands of ‘Left Field’ and ‘Kidnapper Cliffs’ would be maintained, especially in the light of the Villa Maria Estates group already having Hawke’s Bay presences in the form of Vidal Estate, Esk Valley and wines under Thornbury and Villa Maria itself." Raymond Chan

What The Critics Say

95/100 Bob Campbell MW

"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 19/10/2017." Drink 2017 - 2023

96/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"A compelling Bordeaux-style from the Gimblett Gravels district, the gloriously expressed bouquet shows blackcurrant, dark plum, bay leaf and floral characters with subtle cedar complexity. The palate is refined and precise, while offering layers of fine texture and delectable fruit flavours, beautifully complemented by elegant oak infusion and fine tannins. Sophisticated and properly structured for graceful development. $65.00. www.teawacollection.com. June 2017." Drink 2019 - 2028

5 Stars Michael Cooper

"From Te Awa, the 2013 vintage (5*), released in 2017, is a classy, youthful red, estate-grown, hand-picked, fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured for 20 months in French oak hogsheads (35 per cent new). Deeply coloured, with a highly fragrant bouquet, it is mouthfilling, with deep, ripe plum, spice and black-pepper flavours, fine-grained tannins and excellent complexity. Still unfolding, it's a savoury, very harmonious and age-worthy red; best drinking 2019+."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Merlot Blend

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.00%

  • Maturity

    2017 - 2028

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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