Craggy Range `Gimblett Gravels` Merlot 2009 (12 x 750mL), Hawke's Bay, NZ.

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Overview

The silken texture unveils an intense fruit core with characters of cocoa and fresh tobacco. This wine is very rich, yet tempered by balanced tannins and fresh acidity.

Region:
NZ - Hawke's Bay
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

A thoroughly modern, top quality, classy expression of the Right Bank Bordeaux style, this has a purple hued, ruby-red colour and a finely expressed, intense and tightly bound nose of pure black plum and dark red berry fruits. The medium-full bodied palate shows beautifully pure, succulently sweet plum and blackberry fruit flavours nuanced with elements of tobacco and cedar. The depth of fruit combined with elegant style is the feature of the wine. Very fine-grained tannin extraction underpins the fruit and provides a supple frame. The finish is rich and long. Drink this with roasted red meat dishes over the next 6-8+years.5 Stars - Raymond Chan (JAN/2011)

Elegant, concentrated Hawke's Bay red, deeply coloured, fresh vibrant and supple, with an array of cassis, plum, dark chocolate and nut flavours that build well across the palate to a rich savoury finish. Drink now or cellar. Michael Cooper, Winestate Magazine (MAY/JUNE 2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Grape Varietals

86% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Malbec.

Colour

Very dark colour.

Aroma

A brooding bouquet of dark plums and blackberry. Wild thyme, rose-like florals and nutmeg nuances contribute to a lifted complexity.

Palate

The silken texture unveils an intense fruit core with characters of cocoa and fresh tobacco. This wine is very rich, yet tempered by balanced tannins and fresh acidity.

Food Matching

Lamb

Cellaring Potential

Up to 10 years from vintage

Vintage
2009
Region
NZ - Hawke's Bay
Grape Style
Merlot
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
13.8%

Winery Profile

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It is a philosophy like no other. To select and source the very best vineyards in the country, plant them with only the vines that are perfectly suited for that terroir. Bottle them all as single estate wines. This simple philosophy, to make wines that speak more of where they come from than any other, is what drives their entire systems of farming and winemaking. Craggy Range has the opportunity to craft a wine business exactly the way it wants to, making the most of 150 years of pioneering winemaking in New Zealand

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