2020 Craggy Range Kidnappers Vineyard Chardonnay
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
93/100 Bob Campbell MW
"Delicately-scented chardonnay with saline, oyster-shell, citrus, lime, hazelnut and subtle ginger flavours supported by refreshing acidity that helps drive a lengthy finish. A vibrant, high energy chardonnay 12 MAY 2021." Drink 2021 - 2025
94/100 The wine Front, Gary Walsh (2019 vintage)
"Richness of fruit is there, white peach and melon, white flowers, but with a coolness and calm composure. Oak is barely there, and there’s a lovely almond flavour and texture, a little green olive, tight acidity, perhaps some ripe lemon in the mix too. Some flint and firmness, and a particularly good finish, flavour and chalk and citrus zest. It’s a beautiful wine."
95/100 Decanter (2015 vintage)
"Very attractive bouquet with a mix of sea air, pineapple and papaya. The palate follows through with citrus, then yellow fruits, with just enough nuanced oak to notice and carry the structure forward. Poised and very elegant."
|Maturity||2021 - 2024|
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