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CRAGGY RANGE GIMBLETT GRAVELS SYRAH 2020

Decanter Best in Show
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97 Points
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Trophy & 97/100 for Best in Show – DWWA 2022

“This is glorious Syrah”

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  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Grape: 100% Syrah

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Trophy & 97/100 for Best in Show – DWWA 2022

“This is glorious Syrah”

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Trophy & 97/100 for Best in Show – Decanter World Wine Awards 2022
(among the 50 best wines in the world!)


Winery notes (2020 Vintage)
"Dark burgundy with a vibrant purple hue. Immediately the nose shows all the hallmarks of the variety on these soils. Olive tapenade, mullberries and spicy, gamey notes in abundance. The palate has prominent ripe tannins and an intensity that speaks to a warm vintage. Medium to full bodied, the unique savoury and fruit balance is sure to entice all flavours of Syrah from the Gimblett Gravels."


Best in Show & 97/100 Decanter World Wine Awards, June 2022 (2020 Vintage)
"The Gimblett Gravels endeavour is a model for terroir research outside traditional regions, and recent generous vintages have really begun to pay off for this disciplined private association of Hawke's Bay wine growers. This is glorious Syrah: deep, dense and black-red in colour, with classic varietal aromas which combine inner urgency with sweet seduction. On the palate the wine offers a cascade of fruit, with tempered acidity and shy tannins. It's the grain to that fruit which impresses so: primary (plum, currant and sloe) yet nuanced, too, perfumed to the last drop and with a sense of stone behind the fruit to lend it dignity and keep you coming back to the glass for more."


Reviews for the 2019 vintage below…


5 Stars & 96/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, October 2020 (2019 Vintage)
"Dense syrah with red-fleshed plum, cassis, a hint of floral and black pepper. It sits on the cusp between blockbuster and finesse with a nod in both directions. Graphite tannins. Great now but will age."


95/100 Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, September 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"Sleek and understated red, brambly berries, game meat and woody spice/autumn leaf perfume with tobacco and cumin, piquant spice whiffs. Succulent and fine boned, a sheath of ultra lacy yet firming tannin, set decidedly to savouriness and drawing out epically long. Supreme sense of refinement and understatement. A syrah of grace."


Rated Excellent & 94/100 Cameron Douglas MS, January 2022 (2019 Vintage)
"Immediately generous of fruit and wood scents with synergies adding complexity and charm. Aromas and flavours of dark berries and toasty barrel, violet and iron, stone soils and some sweet black fruit suggestions. Salivating, fruity, firm and dry on the palate with flavours and textures delivered all at once. Tannins have a fine chalky texture and acidity delivers the backbone of structure – both contrasted by a core of fruit. Delicious, fresh, youthful and lengthy. Ready for drinking from 2022 through 2029+."


94/100 Decanter Magazine UK, March 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"Gorgeously lifted floral notes and raspberry juice purity on the nose. The palate is inky and youthful, packed with dense purple brambles, more ripe raspberries and sweet red cherries too. Super-bright cleansing acidity, a cool mineral tang and mouthcoating musky tannins. A stunner now but will age beautifully."


4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2019 Vintage)
"This label is overshadowed by the reputation of its stablemate, Le Sol, but proves the power, structure and finesse that can be achieved with Syrah grown in the Gimblett Gravels of Hawke's Bay. The 2019 vintage was matured for 14 months in French oak barriques (25 per cent new). Deep and youthful in colour, it has a floral, peppery fragrance. Fresh and full-bodied, it is supple, with strong plum, spice and black pepper flavours, showing good vigour and concentration. Well worth cellaring."


93/100 Jamie Goode, wineanorak.com, January 2022 (2019 Vintage)
"Heady nose of floral black cherry and blackberry fruit with notes of coffee, pepper and iodine, as well as some vinyl-like reductive character. The palate is bright and primary with fresh black fruits, good acidity, a bit of structure and some peppery detail, but it’s still quite closed. It’s a bright, expressive example of Syrah. It will be approachable sooner than Le Sol, and prettier too for a while, but should still be able to age."

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