2019 Craggy Range Les Beaux Cailloux Chardonnay

97 Points Bob Campbell MW
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The top Chardonnay from Craggy Range's lovingly managed vines. The name "Beaux Cailloux" refers to the beautiful stones of the Gimblett Gravels, which are greatly valued for retaining the heat of the day and ensuring good drainage away from the vine roots. The result is a consitent ripeness and intensity of fruit flavours, which Craggy have harnessed to create one of the finest Chardonnays in the country. Volumes are tiny, so grab some while it's here!
$120.00 in mixed 6+ or $135.00 per bottle



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

97/100 and rated #1 of 67 wines by Bob Campbell MW

"Nine-year-old vines, all clone 95. Impressive chardonnay with purity and power. Very Burgundian with lemon, citrus, saline, oyster-shell, wild flowers and nutty yeast lees characters. A stylish, complex wine that will benefit from a little bottle age. 19 OCT 2020." Drink 2020 - 2026

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."

Variety Chardonnay
Region Hawkes Bay
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2021 - 2024

This Wine Goes Well With

with FISH



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