Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay

Craggy Range

Te Kahu Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Merlot Blend 2019

Nice spicy red wine with hints of strawberry and raspberry, tanic but not too much, and nice smoky finish — a month ago

Babich Wines

The Patriarch Gimblett Gravels Red Blend 2013

Round fruit forward with cherry, red raspberry, and a touch of plum. Just when you think it’s gonna be a fruit bomb, it Fades into an acid and cocoa powder punch. Then the tannins wash over you. And it finishes with a nice Italian herbal kick w some oak. — 2 years ago

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Beach House

Gimblett Gravels Montepulciano 2015

Pretty punchy lots of sour cherries but settled — 4 years ago

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Quintology Gimblett Gravels Red Blend

Good. Fruity. Not as deep as I like — 4 years ago

Trinity Hill

Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2012

Medium deep ruby quite wide ruby , pink rim . Quite peppery black cherry jam , smoky bacon , dried herbs , touch of violet . On the palate quite cool and refreshing , those dark cherry fruits and black pepper notes , touch of anis and herbs . Quite prominent acidity and linear in mouth feel , slightly bitter quite dry tannins, balanced alcohol . Ok length with a peppery , quite lean finish . Elegant and reserved in style . This is drinking well now and over the next 5 years. — 4 months ago

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Trinity Hill

Gimblett Gravels The Gimblett Merlot Blend 2014

This has one of those brilliant, well polished high def née world wine noses.

Subtle fruit, yet so perfect the aroma.

A touch of salinity leads to classic Cab fruit, that hint of almond, those delicately placed petals on the palette, persimmon in the end game, with minty acidity and well focused tannin.
I’d say this wine has come together perfectly with time.
— 2 years ago

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Ruhanui Gimblett Gravels Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

What I’m having is actually a new wine from them so may be first to review it, but they did a sulphite free merlot. It’s actually quite banging, has a real pointed red fruit chassis with those silky, sultry tannins and texture you want in merlot. It is electrically vibrant, and not at all a bad time for a solo camper — 4 years ago

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Craggy Range

Sophia Gimblett Gravels Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

Red and black fruited perfume - Left Bank Bordeaux aromas and flavours. On the palate quite plush yet restrained and not as full bodied as I was hoping for. 2011 was a difficult wet vintage in many parts of Australia. I wonder if it was the same in NZ? Bob Campbell MW said 2011 was “moderately challenging “. in NZ. Nevertheless a polished wine. Postscript: I notice that Jancis compared the Sophia as a “generous antipodean answer to Pichon Lalande “ for the 2013 vintage of Sophia. — 7 months ago

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C J Pask

Declaration Syrah 2014

Delicious. BOBWC delights. — 3 years ago

Squawking Magpie

The Nest Merlot/Cabernets 2013

Racy intensity, velvety tannins, rich dark fruits, licks of vanilla and cinnamon #hawkesbay #merlot — 4 years ago

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