73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc
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+."
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