Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay

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Gimblett Gravels The Gimblett Merlot Blend 2017

Pyrazene, eucalyptus, juicy cranberry, plum, raspberry, cherry, pomegranate, bramble. Game, leather, cedar, pencil shavings. Med acid, grippy elevated/high tannins, med intensity. 43/41/14/2 Cab Sauv/Cab Franc/Merlot/Malbec. Destemmed, vinified separately, 16 months in 35% new barrel. — 2 months ago

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Gimblett Gravels Montepulciano 2015

Pretty punchy lots of sour cherries but settled — 3 months ago

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Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Syrah 2016

Pepper and some Spices! abv13% — 3 months ago


Quintology Gimblett Gravels Red Blend

Good. Fruity. Not as deep as I like — 8 months ago

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Te Kahu Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

NZ is not just for Pinot and SB. I thoroughly enjoyed this. Typical bdx style black currant and cherry with a minty note and under lying minerality. — 2 months ago

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L'Eritage Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2018

Intense bouquet! Attar of roses, nutmeg on the nose. Blackberries on the front. Mineral tannins with a lot high notes on the top of the palate. With a hint of mint? Soft tannins on the back of the mouth. — 2 months ago

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Sophia Gimblett Gravels Red Bordeaux Blend 2007

Held onto this for 10 years. Superb nose and very subtle but delicious taste. Aging well — 6 months ago

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Les Beaux Cailloux Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

2017 tasted 2020. Bananas and wildflowers on the nose! The scent is almost oily. Malolactic fermentation gives it a silky tannic feel on the top of the mouth. Slight hint of bananas and chalk on the end. A surprising long finish. Very nice. I’m a confirmed Chard hater, but this causes me to reconsider my prejudices. — 2 months 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 — 3 months ago

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Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2014

Beautiful nose but not my favorite red of the evening. Fourth wine of the New Zealand night at the CYC. — 7 months ago

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