Kim Crawford Te Awanga Merlot 1999

Merlot from New Zealand

$24.99
Item No. 25878
  • red wine
  • WE88
  • WS86
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Winemaker's Notes

Colour: Moderate depth of colour with strong purple on the edges.

Aroma: Intense Merlot varietal. Violets and crushed blackberry leaves abound. The oak is balanced with a beef Bovril complexity which is beginning to occur.

Palate: Varietal Merlot characters abound. Rich ripe fruit is balanced with spicy oak and soft ripe tannins. Medium bodied the wine is immediately drinkable and will age well.

Cellar: Medium term with careful cellaring.

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Kim Crawford Wines started out in a small Auckland cottage in New Zealand. Since its launch in 1996, the label has gained critical acclaim around the globe. Kim Crawford wines capture the true aromas and flavors of New Zealand in each bottle. The established leader of luxury-priced Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, Kim Crawford combines a passion for excellence in winemaking with a vision of exploring new boundaries.

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A few other New Zealand areas include the region of Auckland, high up on the North Island, Nelson, sitting to the west of Marlborough, and Canterbury, just under Waipara on the South Island. Most wines in New Zealand will come from a designated area and say so on the label. Notable Facts Auckland was one of the first wine growing regions of the country, but now produces...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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