Craggy Range Syrah le Sol 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Intensely aromatic and floral, with plenty of wood spice, green anise seed and black fruit. Violets, earth and cured meat are rich and ripe with fine depth. This has savory, fresh blackberry fruit, spicy, sappy herb notes on the back end, palate-staining tenacity of fruit, with fine length, fine balance, and ripe tannins. This finishes with uprising brightness of flavor, let's see what three years brings. 92pts

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Editorial Reviews for Craggy Range Syrah le Sol

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,725
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 02/24/2012

Intensely aromatic and floral, with plenty of wood spice, green anise seed and black fruit. Violets, earth and cured meat are rich and ripe with fine depth. This has savory, fresh blackberry fruit, spicy, sappy herb notes on the back end, palate-staining tenacity of fruit, with fine length, fine balance, and ripe tannins. This finishes with uprising brightness of flavor, let's see what three years brings. 92pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,725
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 12/09/2010

Hard on the nose with complex layered aromas of violet pastille, dried beef, pressed flowers and white pepper. Nicely ripe in the mouth with a really precise feel. This is quite perfumed in the mouth and, while the texture is pleasantly rigid, the fruit is quite expressive and elegant. Clean and fresh with red plums, pepper and spice flavors on the mid-palate that extend through the moderately long finish. 91pts


External Reviews for Craggy Range Syrah le Sol

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 09/20/2014

Medium garnet-purple-colored the 100% Syrah 2011 Le Sol opens with warm blackberry kirsch and mulberry aromas fused with hints of spice box violets and chocolate plus a whiff of pepper. Medium-bodied and offering great finesse and poise in the mouth it has a medium level of rounded tannins lively yet well-balanced acidity and finishes with great length. Drink it now to 2020+. 92+ - Lisa Perrotti-Brown Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 03/19/2013

Very deep garnet-purple in color, the 2009 Gimblett Gravels Le Sol Syrah gives ripe blackberry, blueberry and Chinese five spice aromas with pinches of black pepper and anise. Medium-full bodied, ripe and richly fruited on the palate its got a sol... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from Hawkes Bay in New Zealand. 2009 Craggy Range Syrah Le Sol 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 11/14/2013

Very deep garnet-purple in color the 2009 Gimblett Gravels "Le Sol" Syrah gives ripe blackberry blueberry and Chinese five spice aromas with pinches of black pepper and anise. Medium-full bodied ripe and richly fruited on the palate it s got a solid backbone of firm grainy tannins and crisp acid finishing long. Approachable now it should drink best 2012 through 2017+. 92+ -Lisa Perrotti-Brown Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 02/05/2013

What a gorgeous Syrah this is. New Zealand's finest? Quite possibly. It is taciturn at first, so I give it an hour in the decanter and boy, does it repay you. Pure blackcurrant, cassis and boysenberry on the nose that seems to have sculpted by winema... Neal Martins Wine Journal. A Syrah wine from Hawkes Bay in New Zealand. 2009 Craggy Range Syrah Le Sol 750ml



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