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[SOLD-OUT] Craggy Range Le Sol Syrah 2006

Bob Campbell 96 points!
Wine Advocate 94 points!

Bob Campbell 96 points!
"Dense Syrah with strong sweet fruit that rapidly builds to reveal layers of fruit (ripe plum, blackcurrant, prune), savoury (licorice, annise), spice (black pepper) and classy oak. Although very intense the wine is suprisingly accessible even at this early stage. Great potential."
Bob Campbell MW,
Wine Advocate 94 points!
"2006 Le Sol has a brilliantly defined nose with white pepper and plum; the palate displayed an exquisite, natural balance with satin-like texture and a powerful, yet also somehow delicate finish of plum, blackberry and boysenberry. The precocious Craggy Range has rapidly become one of New Zealand's premier wine producers. Established in 1997, it is the collaboration between businessman Terry Peabody and the winemaking expertise of quiet, retiring Steve Smith MW, who concentrates upon the Bordeaux-blend "Sophia" and the Sauvignon Blanc. Smith has employed the skills of Rob Easthope to focus upon Chardonnay and Syrah and Adrian Baker on Pinot Noir, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. The state-of-the-art winery is modeled on futuristic architecture and is over-shadowed by the peaks that give rise to their name. The philosophy is firmly directed towards small production of single vineyard sites a la Burgundy. They purchased their own vineyard in the Te Muna sub-region of Martinborough where Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir are cultivated, whilst fruit from the South Island is out-sourced. Their two flagship wines of "Sophia," a Bordeaux blend and "Le Sol," which is 100% Syrah. Recent vintages of these were tasted both at the winery and appeared in blind horizontal tasting where their quality shone through."
Neil Martin, Wine Advocate Issue #176 Apr 2008
New Zealand
NZ- Hawkes Bay
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Price Category:
$ 100-200