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New Zealand, Hawke's Bay

Craggy Range

Craggy Range 'Kidnappers Vineyard' Chardonnay 2017

Craggy Range 'Kidnappers Vineyard' Chardonnay 2017 another impressive offering - 93 pts James Suckling

Tasting Notes

This vintage has more richness than previous vintages we have carried. Yellow apple and stone fruit/peach with a touch of lees and honeysuckle richness on the nose defines the wine’s aromatics. The palate showcases richness with cooler climate restraint, with sweet stone fruit/peach flavors giving broadness and breadth across the mid palate, with a backbone of crisper citrus flavors countering perfectly, carried by an undercurrent of driving acidity. This is clean, precise and quite flavorsome with good depth and an impressively long and fruit filled finish. Showing well as we speak this should offer some impressive drinking over the next couple of years.

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Awards, Reviews and other Notes

93 pts James Suckling Oct 2018 A smoothly delivered array of white peaches, delivered on a texturally supple, smooth and fleshy palate with pear pastry to close. Neat, fresh and suave chardonnay. Drink now. Screw cap

Winemaker Notes

Pale lemon straw with faint green hue. Complex and refreshing aromatics of melon rind, sea spray, honeysuckle and a hint of beeswax. Very precise across the palate with ripe citrus and subtle oak highlights and a long, texturally dry and almost saline-like finish.

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Chemical Analysis




13% alcohol by volume




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