Craggy Range

Le Sol Gimblett Gravels Syrah

9.2100 ratings
9.229 pro ratings
Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand
Syrah
Top Notes For
Joni Brennan

Beautiful fruit. Rich and concentrated. Drank the 2009 in 2017 and showing no signs of age. Yum.

Beautiful fruit. Rich and concentrated. Drank the 2009 in 2017 and showing no signs of age. Yum.

1 person found it helpfulJun 30th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

On the nose, ripe; blackberries, blueberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, light tarriness, black licorice, dark earth, fresh & dry red florals. Palate is medium body, M+ tannins, tarriness, black currants, dry rocks, leather, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, dry stems, juicy raspberries, fresh dark florals with big round, rich, tannins and nice round acidity on the long finish. Photos of the exterior Cellar Door and their patio area.

On the nose, ripe; blackberries, blueberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, light tarriness, black licorice, dark earth, fresh & dry red florals. Palate is medium body, M+ tannins, tarriness, black currants, dry rocks, leather, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, dry stems, juicy raspberries, fresh dark florals with big round, rich, tannins and nice round acidity on the long finish. Photos of the exterior Cellar Door and their patio area.

Apr 28th, 2017
Trevor Maskell

Smooth and concentrated Syrah here. North Island beauty. Deep black fruits, truffle and pepper, fine tannins and long as hell finish. Silk and power. The wine is a winner.

Smooth and concentrated Syrah here. North Island beauty. Deep black fruits, truffle and pepper, fine tannins and long as hell finish. Silk and power. The wine is a winner.

Aug 3rd, 2016
Katy Jossy Simanski

Black pepper, lots of fruit and ripe tannin. Well balanced, elegant and unexpected.

Black pepper, lots of fruit and ripe tannin. Well balanced, elegant and unexpected.

Jun 5th, 2015
Eric Hastings

Beverage and Bar Coordinator Jean-Georges NYC

8.8

Great stuff from NZ!

Great stuff from NZ!

Apr 12th, 2015
Christian Broder

GM/Sommelier The Social Wine Company

9.2

Reminded me a lot of young Balthazar Cornas.

Reminded me a lot of young Balthazar Cornas.

Mar 25th, 2015
Michael Sager-Wilde

Owner Sager + Wilde

8.8

Amazing old world crunch to this

Amazing old world crunch to this

Jan 28th, 2015
Trevor Maskell

Damn. Deep, concentrated Syrah. Amazing complexity. Just keeps going. Gorgeous.

Damn. Deep, concentrated Syrah. Amazing complexity. Just keeps going. Gorgeous.

Jan 17th, 2015
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.6

Wonderfully elegant and understated nose that has some fantastically pure blackcurrant & cassis fruit. Some tightly wound spice and light graphite notes, great but still incredibly tight. Über! Creamy tannins and expressive, ripe black fruit but with an enrapturing and fresh acidity, great but still a pup.

Wonderfully elegant and understated nose that has some fantastically pure blackcurrant & cassis fruit. Some tightly wound spice and light graphite notes, great but still incredibly tight. Über! Creamy tannins and expressive, ripe black fruit but with an enrapturing and fresh acidity, great but still a pup.

Sep 11th, 2014
Adam Plotkin

#TexSom

Aug 13th, 2014