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2016 Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Syrah

2016 Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Syrah

'A powerful, concentrated wine which has absolutely no fear of tannin. It cries out for a little cellar-time. Superb.'

97 Points - Huon Hooke

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DESCRIPTION
  • Once known as the "Block 14" Syrah, the Gimblett Gravels Syrah is now a wine made using multiple parcels from the vineyard.

    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. It produces a wine with an aromatic lift of floral and pepper aromatics and a lushness and denseness on the palate combined with fresh and fine natural acidity.

    Craggy Range is a family owned winery established in 1997, and situated in the shadow of the spectacular Te Mata Peak in the premium wine growing area of Hawke’s Bay New Zealand. The reputation of Craggy Range’s portfolio is synonymous with quality and attention to detail, with the winery receiving a number of internationally recognised awards. Bob Campbell MW named Craggy Range his New Zealand Winery of the Year 2017, and the winery is the only New Zealand producer to feature in the US Wine & Spirits magazine top 100 wineries.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    The vines originate from a Heritage clone of Syrah brought to New Zealand around 150 years ago.

    Gimblett Gravels is a designation encompassing a centuries old dried river bed in Hawke’s Bay that is believed to be the first in the New World where the ultimate boundary is defined by a distinct soil type. The vines are planted in the stoniest parts of the vineyard to a heritage clone of Syrah brought to New Zealand in the 1840s.

    TASTING NOTES

    Deepest red with a vibrant purple hue. Beautiful aromatics of violet, dark rose, freshly cracked pepper and boysenberry. Wonderful fruit purity on the palate balanced with precise acidity and fine, dusty tannins for a long, elegant finish.

  • REVIEWS

    'Deep, bold purple/red colour, with a powerful sweet oak and ripely spicy, plummy fruit bouquet. Traces of nutmeg and mixed spices. The wine is full-bodied and firm, with lashings of tannin and grip, which lasts long on the farewell. A powerful, concentrated wine which has absolutely no fear of tannin. It cries out for a little cellar-time. Superb.'
    97 Points - Huon Hooke

    'Bold, rich, fruity, complex and appealing attractive bouquet. No mistaking the dark berries and peppery spices with black currant and raspberry, wild red flowers and black pepper. Dry, and fruity with flavours that match the nose, medium+ acidity and vibrant youthful tannins. Great textures and length. Drink now and through 2024.'
    93 Points - Cameron Douglas MS

    'Bold and sweetly fruited nose, adding cracked pepper, licorice and savoury notes. Powerfully fruited with an initial rush of tannins that begin to soften as the savoury elements build. Tannins and acidity still somewhat prominent in this powerfully youthful wine that will be even better with time. A good splash of air will be a friend to it now. Excellent.'
    Mark Douglas, Otago Times