Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2011

Raymond Chan 18.5/20 Points!

New Zealand, Hawkes Bay
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Raymond Chan 18.5 Points!
"Very full, black-hued, purple-ruby colour, youthful in appearance. Very attractively lifted bouquet of black berry fruits harmoniously entwined with liquorice, Asian spices, black pepper and violet florals. The finish is very long and sustained. This is a very elegant and refined, harmonious Syrah with an intense bouquet and rich flavours of black fruits, spices and florals", September 2013

Deep dark purple colour. Complex aromatics of blackcurrants, wooden spices, cocoa and clay. The palate is rich with sweet dark fruits framed by lovely balanced acidity and fine grainy tannins.

Whole Bunch 0%
Destemmed 100%
Fermentation Vessel Stainless steel
Fermentation Inoculated
Barrel Type French oak barriques
New Barrel 22%
Maturation 17 months
Fining Yes
Filtration Yes
Bottled Dec-12
Craggy Range Wines

'This very popular label offers high quality at a reasonable price vintage after vintage. Strong, sweet and vibrant raspberry, plum, black/white pepper and violet flavours in an edgier than usual style. Bright, tangy Syrah with good cellaring prospects.'
Bob Campbell,