Craggy Range

Craggy Range SV Merlot 2014 Gimblett Gravels Hawke's Bay
Ripe almost powerful bouquet of juicy red plums, blackberry fruits, spice and oak spice with some toasty moments; overall charming and inviting. On the palate - juicy, fleshy, fresh, fruity and deliciously easy to drink; medium tannins and medium+ acidity; great balance with immediate drinkability and cellar worthy attributes - drinking best from 2017 - 2020
89 Points

Craggy Range SV Te Kahu 2014 Gimblett Gravels Hawke's Bay
Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Cabernet Franc
Expressive and vibrantly fruity bouquet with a charming array of ripe red and black fruit aromas - classic blend and showing off how well these varieties work together; some floral, earthy and other red fruit aromas add depth and complexity; plenty of oak, but too much. On the palate - dry, youthfully firm and tense with plenty of tannin and acidity; fruit flavors remain dark berry centered and fresh; medium+ length and finish, decent complexity overall. Drinking well now- decanting suggested - best drinking window likely from 2018 - 2024.
92 Points

Craggy Range SV Syrah 2014 Gimblett Gravels Hawke's Bay
Powerful boquuet with loads of ripe black and bluberry fruit aromas, juicy and fleshy with plenty of oak, toast, soil and spice. On the palate - delicious - all Syrah and Syrah flavours with spice, black fruit, sandy gravelly soil, toasty oak, vanilla tones and spice with a soft mild pepper note; great balance and length - a keeper. Drink now if decanted; best drinking window 2018 - 2025.
94 Points