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Craggy Range the Quarry

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Craggy Range the Quarry

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Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
Craggy Range is an exclusive New Zealand producer of great ambition and prestige. More often than not, the wines live up to the hype. This wine is a blend of cabernet and merlot. Reviewing this as a young wine is like trying to read the palm of a clenched fist. It's a beautiful, silken mix of dry, bitter flavour and sweet, ripe fruit, with toasty oak folded neatly throughout - it's like a hotel bed, its corners and folds tightly tucked. For all that, it has length and intensity, delightful (floral) aroma and a fruity, sappy aftertaste. The quality is clearly high. What makes it so hard to review is the tannin: it clamps the wine mostly shut. Come back later. It needs lots of cellaring time.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
Youthful yet approachable, the 2007 vintage of this Cabernet Sauvignon-based (83 per cent) red was grown in the Gimblett Gravels of Hawke's Bay and matured for 20 months in French oak barriques (64 per cent new). It also has a splash of Merlot (9 per cent) and Cabernet Franc (8 per cent) in the blend. Deeply coloured, it is mouthfilling (14.5 per cent alcohol) and supple, with powerful blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, dense, savoury, nutty and long. Open 2012+.
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines

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