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2007 Craggy Range Sophia Merlot/Cab/Cab Franc

Tasted May 2012 with hickory smoked leg of lamb and roast vegetables. This comes from that area in NZ north island called Gimblett Gravels, an astonishing breeding ground for outstanding red wines, mainly of the Bordeaux right bank mix, that is Merlot predominant. Colour is deep rich crimson, no sign of any change over time yet. […]

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Craggy Range Calvert Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007

The 2007 Craggy Range Calvert Vineyard Pinot Noir was last week’s wine of the week in the SMH. Huon Hooke wrote: From Central Otago’s Bannockburn district, this is just one of a clutch of outstanding single-vineyard pinot noirs from one of New Zealand’s top wineries. It has a deepish colour and a profound layered bouquet […]

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Maude Wines Central Otago Pinot Noir 2006

Maude Wines Central Otago Pinot Noir 2006

This wine was tasted alongside a 2005 Provenance Pinot from Geelong that actually lost little in the contest, the Provenance being lighter and softer but also delightful to drink. Below are the winemakers notes on the Maude; and we agree. It is a quite stunning wine that probably needs to be cellared for a couple […]

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