Craggy Range `Zebra Vineyard` Pinot Noir 2008(12 x 750mL) Central Otago, NZ

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Overview

The palate is thick and rich, intriguingly flavoured, filled with dark berries, oak spice and savoury elements. An underlying savoury tannic platform is typical of the vineyard. These tannins, and natural acidity, carry the wine through a lengthy finish.

Region:
NZ - Central Otago
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

The barrel sample of the 2008 Zebra Vineyard Pinot Noir is just a little muffled on the nose although there seems to be ample red-berried fruits here and it clears up with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied, fine chewy tannins on the entry, great depth and purity here with succulent ripe plum, pomegranate and bilberry fruit towards the finish. Lovely texture and surfeit with finesse.” Rating 91 - 93 - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate 2009

A rich and complex bouquet displaying dark cherry, floral, spice and a touch of truffle characters. The palate is beautifully textured with well harmonised acidity and supple, rounded tannins. The wine is generous and well proportioned with a lingering finish. An elegant expression of the Bendigo district. At its best: now to 2013.Rating 93 Points, 5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (OCT/2009)

Medium deep ruby red with purple hues, this had a full nose showing a touch of alcohol with bright dark cherry fruit aromas. Supple and elegant, the bright cherryish fruit showed good concentration, fresh acidity and low extraction, allowing accessibility.” Rating 18 - Raymond Chan (FEB/2010)

Already delicious, this Bendigo red is fragrant, mouthfilling, ripe and supple, with good concentration of cherry/plum flavours, oak complexity and gentle tannins.4 Stars - Michael Cooper, Winestate Magazine (MAR/2010)

From New Zealand, once again, the excellent Craggy Range comes up trumps with the 2008 Craggy Range Zebra Vineyard Pinot Noir, Central Otago…a fragrant pinot noir that’s irresistible.

  • Anthony Rose, The Independent (JUL/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Dark plum red.

Aroma

Aromas of cherry and blackberry mix with warm earth, meat, smoke and wild herbs.

Palate

The palate is thick and rich, intriguingly flavoured, filled with dark berries, oak spice and savoury elements. An underlying savoury tannic platform is typical of the vineyard. These tannins, and natural acidity, carry the wine through a lengthy finish.

Food Matching

Lamb and other red meat dishes

Cellaring Potential

Up to 7 years from vintage.

Vintage
2008
Region
NZ - Central Otago
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
14.2%

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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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