Date Range
Craggy Range
Te Kahu Gimblett Gravels Vineyard 2019
91 Points
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
Te Kahu Gimblett Gravels Vineyard 2020
94 Points
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
Craggy Range
Te Kahu Gimblett Gravels Vineyard 2019
92 Points
Wine Enthusiast
May 1, 2022

The palate flexes muscles but the lifted acidity and powdery, spicy tannins don’t obscure the fruit or site expression. A wine of power but also of clarity and approachability.

– Christina Pickard
Craggy Range
Te Kahu Gimblett Gravels Vineyard 2020
90 Points
April 12, 2022

The 2020 Te Kahu Gimblett Gravels Vineyard is a mid-weight, balanced Bordeaux with supple, silky fruit reminiscent of black currant pastilles, and a graphite lift.

– Rebecca Gibb MW
Craggy Range
Te Kahu Gimblett Gravels Vineyard 2018
90 Points
March 2, 2021

While this Merlot-dominant blend is now shedding its youthful, primary fruit, there’s still lots of development to go, with a firm grip of tannins still holding the elegant core of fruit. There’s plenty of fruit concentration and purity here. A classic Bordeaux-blend fragrance of plum, tobacco, cedar and festive spices lingers on the lengthy finish, and classic gravelly tannins provide the frame.

– Rebecca Gibb
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