CRAGGY RANGE GIMBLETT GRAVELS CHARDONNAY 2016

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5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, April 2016 (2015 Vintage)
"Gorgeous aromas of ripe stone fruit, rockmelon and vanilla lead to concentrated yet expansive palate that is beautifully weighted and richly textured. The wine shows plenty of delicious flavours, brilliantly structured by bright acidity, leading to a complex, sustained finish. At its best: now to 2020."
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2015 Vintage)
"This stylish wine is typically mouthfilling and savoury, with complexity from fermentation and maturation in French oak barriques (28 per cent new in 2015). The 2015 vintage was hand-harvested, fermented with indigenous yeasts and barrel-aged for 10 months. The bouquet is fragrant and complex; the palate is mouthfilling, with subtle grapefruit and nut flavours, showing excellent vibrancy, delicacy, harmony and persistence. A very elegant, rather than high-impact, wine, it's already delicious, but well worth cellaring."
5 Stars & 18.5/20 Raymond Chan, March 2016 (2015 Vintage)
"Bright, light straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, pale on rim. The nose is softly full and harmoniously concentrated with aromas of white stonefruits entwined with subtle layers of mealy and nutty oak, and flinty minerals, along with suggestions of lemon-curd MLF elements. Medium-bodied, the palate features soft, concentrated flavours of white stonefruits with creamy and nutty barrel-ferment notes balanced by fine phenolic textures and integrated, piquant acidity providing a driven line. The wine unfolds gunflint, smoke and lemon-curd MLF detail which is carried to a long, lingering, finely concentrated finish. This is an elegant, softly concentrated and finely textured Chardonnay with white stonefruit flavours and layers of nutty and flinty interest. Serve with seafood, poultry and pork over the next 4-5 years. Hand-picked fruit, WBP and indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 13.4% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 28% new French oak barriques with 100% MLF."
90/100 Cameron Douglas MS (2015 Vintage)
"Typical Craggy nose - bold and expressive bouquet of fresh new oak and ripe stone fruit aromas esp nectarine and yellow peach; some ripe lemon and cashew, nutty oak appeal; quite complex and rich overall. On the palate - full-bodied, ripe and packed with toasty oak and ripe fruit flavors; vanilla, brazil and cashew, some spice and raw brown sugar caramelised oak suggestions; a wine that will find appeal with Chardonnay fans - so very easy to drink and absorb. Great balance and length."
4 Stars Cuisine Chardonnay Tasting, September 2016 (2015 Vintage)
"This is a very well made example of the traditional style of chardonnay. Its focus is a lovely pure ripe core of fruit, which is sensitively laced with a touch of vanillin oak. An uncomplicated, generous, drinkable wine, that would go brilliantly with classic roast chicken."


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