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Craggy Range Aroha Marlborough Pinot Noir

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Craggy Range Aroha Marlborough Pinot Noir

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Wine Companion (2011 Vintage) says
There can be little doubt every wine that comes from Craggy Range represents a team effort, yet at this top level of production, the vineyard is the star. It shows the raw power and beauty of the Te Muna Road vineyard in Martinborough; the bouquet is flush with wood spices, thyme and dark fruits; the palate is powerful and opulent on the one hand, yet shows restraint and purity on the other. And while there is fine French oak in evidence, the harmony of the overall wine is beautiful to behold.
Ben Edwards, 60 Great Reds, Aug/Sept 2013
WINESTATE (2009 Vintage) says
Silky-textured, single-vineyard red, hand-harvested and matured for more than a year in French oak casks. Ruby-hued, mouthfilling and supple, with cherry, plum and spice flavours, ripe and savoury. A Ôforward' vintage.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011) 2011
Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
"Deep and youthful in colour, it is silky-textured, lush and sweet-fruited, with real density and the power to age. Savoury, it’s a very complete and harmonious wine.”
Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines 2011 2010
Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
“Powerful, lush, finely textured red made from the company’s best pinot noir grown at Te Muna. Deeply coloured, it is very refined, concentrated and supple, with gentle acidity and cherry, plum and slight herb flavours. Generous, youthful and should be long-lived.“

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Angus Hughson (2006 Vintage) says
This is the very first vintage of Aroha, Craggy's pinnacle of Pinot Noir, in line with the Le Sol Syrah and Sophia Merlot blend. Also sourced from Martinborough it is a tiny barrel selection of the finest quality fruit from the Te Muna Road vineyard. While the superb Te Muna Road Pinot is very much open for business now, the Aroha is more about potential with clear structure underlying what is remarkably fine fruit. There is a hint of Chambolle-Musigny about it with fine and perfumed fruit backed by oak, fine tannins and crisp acidity. Give it time because all the ingredients are there for something pretty spectacular.

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