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Craggy Range (375ml) 2004 Gimblett Gravel Merlot

Red, New World, Merlot from New Zealand

Past wine – out of stock



Hawke’s Bay has perhaps contributed most to New Zealand's reputation as a serious, world-class producer of the varieties. Wines from these warmer climate regions are full-bodied and redolent of lush, ripe berry flavours. In the Gimblett Gravels wine growing district in Hawke’s Bay, Craggy Range has 100 hectares that were destined to be a quarry. These stony soils - located away from the cooling breeze of the South Pacific - create a warm environment, the only part of the country that is as warm and dry as the great French regions of Bordeaux and Hermitage.

Deep ruby in colour, with a crimson blush. The wine has heady aromas of ripe plum, blackberry, cedar and a hint of dark chocolate. The exquisite combination of sweet fruit framed with savoury oak and toast is matched on the palate by layers of fine tannin providing a taut yet mouth filling texture.

Last tasted by us in November 2012.  It has a great colour - a deep dark red.   The full nose is typical merlot with hints of green leaves and black fruits.   The palate is full of fruit, quite sumptuous.  Wow!

  • Cutlivar

    Merlot based

  • Light / Heavy

    Full bodied

  • Oaked

    Lightly oaked

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Alcohol ABV

    13.5%

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