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2015 Craggy Range Kidnappers Vineyard Chardonnay

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RRP $33.99 per bottle

Our Price $28.99

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$347.88 (12 x 750ml)

cracka review

This rather cool and vibrant wine is another single vineyard offering from top NZ producers, Craggy Range. Made in the more pared back, far less oaky style, this zesty, zippy number is citrusy, creamy and nutty on the nose, and this carries through to the palate where vibrant lemon acidity joins the party, coupled with a fine, talcy texture. It's a super, svelte little wine that is perfect by itself or with some nice grilled prawns.

expert reviews

Campbell Mattinson (2015 Vintage) says
Smoky, almost gravelly, reductive elements add both complexity and tautness to this strictly controlled Chardonnay. Steely stone fruit flavours run through the palate with just the slightest hints of both sage and buttered toast. It’s a good wine. Not especially generous and certainly not flamboyant, but controlled and textural and with just enough fruit power.
2017 - 2019
91
Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
Vivid citrus fruits draw you in here: grapefruit, lime and lemon, with flashes of white peach and nectarine for good measure. Soft spice and potted cream feature on the mid-palate, and the finish powers along propelled by the mineral-laden acid line. Citrus-infused finish.
2013
Good Wine Guide
92
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
A lovely restrained, savoury - almost chalky - nose, fine steely edges, and some stone fruits, all neatly integrated. Really tightly wound palate, compact and savoury, with restrained melony fruits, bright acidity and a steely/chalky finish. Chablis-like, delicious.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
93

winemaker's notes

A modern, new world expression of pure Chardonnay. The cool yet sunny environment of our Te Awanga Vineyard near Cape Kidnappers allows the development of intense Chardonnay flavours in the grapes, captured using traditional winemaking techniques seen in the Chablis region of France.

Tasting Note: Lemon straw with green hue. Lifted fragrant nose of citrus blossom, lime, apple and the sense of a stony seashore. Softly textured with layered fruit richness and elegant integration of subtle fine grained oak. A dry, salivating finish.

Food Match: Fresh seafood.

Cellaring: 1-5 years from vintage.

Alc/vol: 13.0%

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