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. Once known as the "Block 14" Syrah, the Gimblett Gravels Syrah is now a wine made using multiple parcels from the vineyard. Still 100% Syrah, the blending of these different parcels combine to create a wine that is truly distinct and appealing. The vines originate from a Heritage clone of Syrah brought to New Zealand approximately 150 years ago.
What The Critics Say
92/100 Bob Campbell MW (2017 vintage)
"Moderately robust syrah that seems to have weathered a challenging vintage and emerged in good shape. A flavoursome wine that's perhaps slightly less intense and riper than usual but showing attractive floral, white pepper and red berry flavours. 16 APR 2019." Drink 2019 - 2024
95/100 Decanter Magazine (2015 vintage)
"Soft and quite oaky initially, with chocolate and vanilla spice and a dash of pepper. Ripe and quite sweet with fresh fruit, dark chocolate and a drying finish with solid, furry tannin. Textbook stuff. Has great cellaring potential. "
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