2019 Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Syrah
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
96/100 Bob Campbell MW
"Trophy winner at the Hawke's Bay Wine Show. Mainly MS clone, fermented with 20% whole-bunch, 15 months in oak (25% new). Dense syrah with red-fleshed plum, cassis, a hint of floral and black pepper. It sits on the cusp between blockbuster and finesse with a nod in both directions. Graphite tannins. Great now but will age. 19 OCT 2020." Drink 2020 - 2029
95/100 The Wine Front, Gary Walsh
"Notably good. Power and control. Cruises across the palate with fine tannin, succulent red and black berry fruit character, ferrous spice and some new leather and mahogany going on. Excellent texture, fine weave of al dente tannins, a flourish of fruit, spice and savoury to finish. Classy gear." Drink 2021 - 2035
94/100 Decanter, Tina Gellie
"Gorgeously lifted floral notes and raspberry juice purity on the nose. The palate is inky and youthful, packed with dense purple brambles, more ripe raspberries and sweet red cherries too. Super-bright cleansing acidity, a cool mineral tang and mouthcoating musky tannins. A stunner now but will age beautifully." Drink 2021 - 2030
|Variety||Shiraz / Syrah|
|Maturity||2020 - 2035|
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