2016 Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Merlot

2016 Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Merlot

92 Points Richard Caro
2016 Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Merlot
92 Points Richard Caro

In stock

This Merlot shows why Craggy Range are so classy. The hot and dry Gimblett Gravels is probably the best spot in NZ for this variety, but instead of making an over-rich style they follow Bordeaux and highlight freshness, balance and structure. Juicy plum and berry fruits drive the nose and palate with charming nuances of spice, aniseed and earth. Craggy's Merlot is a standard of value and almost impossible to beat.

In stock

Elsewhere up to $38.99 Save $6 $32.99 in mixed 6+ or $36.99 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.

94/100 Sam Kim (2014 vintage)

"Beautifully styled, superbly ripe and elegantly poised, this is a gorgeous rendition of the variety showing dark plum, violet, spice and cedar characters with subtle game complexity. The palate is concentrated and silky, and offers loads of appealing flavours, framed by fine, chalky tannins. Already a charmer, but promises to develop magnificently. At its best: 2017 to 2024. $32.00. www.craggyrange.com. March 2016."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety


  • Colour


  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Alcohol


  • Maturity

    2020 - 2025

This Wine Goes Well With

with LAMB
with PORK



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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