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Craggy Range
Te Kahu Gimblett Gravels Vineyard 2019
91 Points
Decanter.com
December 13, 2022
Vigour and verve with deep fruit, this is serious wine with a fun personality. Lovely cigar box aromas, think dry ground late sunny afternoon, a little bit of prune, cherry blossom but just wait for the elegance on the palate. Winter warming comes from the more savoury side, that alluring warmth of dusty earth, the feeling of stretched out heat under the vineyard that the fruit clings to, evident from the initial sip to the lengthy finish.
– Olly Smith
Craggy Range
Sophia Gimblett Gravels 2020
97 Points
jamessuckling.com
October 31, 2022

A gorgeous, polished and curated red with blackcurrant, blueberry and cherry aromas. together with hints of crushed stone and graphite. Medium to full body, a creamy texture and flavorful finish. A blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and cabernet franc. So impressive to drink now, but this will age beautifully. Drink or hold. Screw cap.

– James Suckling
Craggy Range
Le Sol Gimblett Gravels Vineyard 2020
95 Points
jamessuckling.com
October 17, 2022

Bright and glossy with subtle and elegant spices, with more red and blue fruit than black. Diffusive and chalky tannins dwell upon the red cherries and plums on the palate, with white pepper and flowers in the streamlined, linear finish. Quite engaging now, but can hold, too.

– James Suckling
Craggy Range
Te Muna Sauvignon Blanc 2022
92 Points
jamessuckling.com
October 17, 2022

This has aromas of guavas, lemons, juniper berries, sliced green apples and wet stones. Clean and clear with a medium body and vibrant acidity. Mineral and stony finish. Drink now. Screw cap.

– James Suckling
Craggy Range
Te Kahu Gimblett Gravels Vineyard 2020
94 Points
jamessuckling.com
October 17, 2022

Inviting aromas of sliced plums, black cherries, graphite and lead pencil. Medium- to full-bodied with silky, structured tannins. Linear on the palate, with crushed stone minerality giving definition and freshness to the black fruit. Vibrant and bright. This can age but is already so attractive now. 69% merlot, 13% cabernet sauvignon, 10% cabernet franc, 4% malbec and 4% petit verdot. Drink or hold. Screw cap.

– James Suckling
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