Get $25 off... Register now!

Craggy Range Le Sol Red Blend

expert reviews about

Craggy Range Le Sol Red Blend

Expert Reviews

Michael Cooper (2009 Vintage) says
This super-charged Syrah has pushed the boundaries in terms of its enormous scale - and succeeded brilliantly. Grown in the Gimblett Gravels district of Hawke's Bay, it is hand-harvested when the grapes are 'supremely ripe', in several 'passes' through the vineyard, and bottled without fining or filtering. The 2009 vintage, matured for 20 months in French oak barriques (39 per cent new), is deeply coloured and already highly approachable. It has a fragrant, spicy, slightly nutty bouquet. Dense and smooth, with highly concentrated cassis, plum and black-pepper flavours, braced by ripe, supple tannins, it should unfold well over the next decade.
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (2005 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Made from Syrah, the super-charged 2002 vintage pushes the boundaries in terms of its enormous scale - and succeeds brilliantly. Grown in the Gimblett Gravels district of Hawke's Bay, it was harvested at 24 to 25 brix, fermented with indigenous yeasts, matured for 18 months in French oak barriques (55 per cent new) and bottled without fining or filtering. It's a statuesque wine (15 per cent alcohol), incredibly concentrated, yet still fresh and intensely varietal, with layers of ripe blackcurrant, plum and black pepper flavours and noble tannins. It should blossom for a decade - or longer.
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines

real reviews

real customers