Craggy Range Te Kahu Hawkes Bay 2015 – $$
It’s late at night. L is away at a Chiro conference in Melbourne, LG is in bed asleep, the boys are with their father, and I am sifting at the the computer, on the internet, which turns into blogging. I’m blogging about wine, while drinking this wine. Very meta.
Dark plum red. 14% alc.
The wine is showing somewhat thin and oddly structured on the nose on opening. Perhaps it’s a keeper and needs time?
Sure enough, it softened on standing in the glass, filling out and opening up, but still showed thin. There is fruit there as a backbone, with spice and heat, grunty tannin and dark cocoa, but it isn’t as rich or dense as the ’13 or ’14. A disappointment, this bottle.
It does show distinctive terroir, so I have marked it up
Commended 85 points