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2015 Craggy Range Le Sol Syrah

2015 Craggy Range Le Sol Syrah

19.5 Points Raymond Chan
2015 Craggy Range Le Sol Syrah
19.5 Points Raymond Chan

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A superb Le Sol from another great vintage. This absolute classic offers deep but elegant black fruits and spice layered with salty licorice and savoury depths. Vibrant yet perfectly weighted, this is everything one could hope for from this top rung Kiwi Syrah.

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$120.00 in mixed 6+ or $132.00 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Syrah

Its Origins

Craggy Range began with the desire to create a legacy. When Terry Peabody visited New Zealand in 1997 he was introduced to Steve Smith, MW. Terry sensed an exciting possibility in New Zealand; the exceptional climate and spirit of the people aligned with his own philosophy and desire to cut a new path. He wanted to create wines that would become internationally regarded as New World classics. The two men made an important decision from the beginning - to select and source the best land in the country, and to plant the vines perfectly suited to that soil and climate. The winery - one of the most technically advanced ever built in New Zealand - is known for uncompromising standards and meticulous craftsmanship.

What The Critics Say

19.5/20 Raymond Chan

"Full, black-red colour, near saturated with youthful purple hues. The nose is full, deep and densely packed with concentrated layers of ripe blackberry fruit and subtle nuances of dark raspberries, unfolding violet florals with liquorice, black plums, spices and iron-earth elements. This is a powerhouse of a wine. Full-bodied, the palate has deep and densely concentrated flavours of blackberry fruit with black plums, dark raspberries, and notes of liquorice, spices and iron-earth minerals. The flavours are mouthfilling with great breadth, and the fruit is supported by considerable extract and structure, the tannins very fine-grained and powdery. The acidity is integrated and balanced, and the flavours carry to a fulsome, long and sustained, powerful finish of black fruits and spices. This is a 10-15 year wine. 100% MS Heritage clone, selected from Blocks 8-14, hand-picked and fully destemmed, and fermented to 13.7% alc., the wine spending 18-28 days on skins and aged 17 months in 30% new French oak barriques. 19.5/20 Sep 2017."

97/100 Bob Campbell MW (2014 vintage)

"Deeply scented syrah with plum, dark berry, chocolate, liquorice, coffee, mocha, black pepper and subtle violet flavours. Vibrant, high energy wine that’s delicious to drink now put promises to deliver much more with bottle age. 25/8/2016"

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.70%

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with LAMB
with PORK

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

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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