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2015 Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Chardonnay

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RRP $42.99 per bottle

Our Price $35.99

Case Price

$431.88 (12 x 750ml)

cracka review

This elegant, richly fruited wine comes from a single vineyard spot on the famed Gimblett Gravels in Hawke's Bay. She's the 'It girl' of Chardonnay with lots of stone fruits, melon and florals with a lick of nuttiness. The palate is tight, dry and creamy with crisp acid and a finish that just keeps dancing on the tongue. It's a class act that will drink well now or over the next four to 5 years. Why not try it with some fresh crab from the fish markets - it'll go great!

expert reviews

Mike Bennie (2015 Vintage) says
This wine drinks well. It’s got richness of flavour but good thrust of acidity. In the bouquet, light caramel, new chalk scents, honey on apple, sniff of citrus. It’s generous to taste, floods the palate with soft nougat oak and limey acidity. It feels luxurious. It’s going to need a decant or time to unwind in the glass too. Good wine.
2016 - 2025
93
Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says
This spicy and textural style relies equally on stony texture from the stony Gimblett Gravels as it does on acidity to build tension, structure and definition. Impressive grapefruit spice and lemon blossom sit over white peach and pear, carried through a long finish, accented with zesty acidity.
2012-2016
Wine Taste Special Edition 93
94
Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says
This spicy and textural style relies equally on stony texture from the stony Gimblett Gravels as it does on acidity to build tension, structure and definition. Impressive grapefruit spice and lemon blossom sit over white peach and pear, carried through a long finish, accented with zesty acidity.
Wine Taste Special Edition 93
94

winemaker's notes

Pale lemon straw. Bright nose of ripe apple, peach, freshly cracked river stones and the finest of oak.

Wonderful concentration of rich stone fruits with citrus like acidity and good phenolic tension to carry the wine long towards the dry finish.

Food match: Poultry dishes

Cellaring: 1 to 7 years from vintage

Alc/vol: 13.4%