Monday, 12 September 2011

Craggy Range

Craggy Range Syrah 2008 Hawke's Bay
N: Pepper, Black fruits - black currant and very dark, almost burnt raspberry. A refined and well considered level of concentration - given the ripeness suggested with big 'Craggy Range Oak' that fits rather snugly with the rest of the bouquet.

P: Immediately reminds of three things: Great Hawke's Bay Syrah, a wine that is at least three years off enough integration for a more considered tasting and an Hermitage Cornas rolled into one. Powerful toasty tannins, concentrated raspberry and black-currant flavors. In fact the tannins are rather intense on their own, but with the concentration of fruits - a balance emerges that is delicious! Alcohol not noticable. 91 Points.

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