Kemp Road Whenua 2009, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $45
I was recently invited to a vertical tasting of every vintage of Craggy Range Le Sol by Air New Zealand, which had purchased the wines at auction.
Clearview Estate Enigma 2016, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $58
Craggy Range’s highly respected winemaker, Matt Stafford, has resigned.
Te Mata Estate Coleraine is one of the greatest New Zealand wines, with a 37-year span of vintages, and, most surprisingly it was a great wine from the very first vintage.
Attention to detail in the vineyard and thoughtful winemaking has produced consistent top end chardonnays from this long-established family wine producer in Kumeu.
Trinity Hill Homage Syrah 2016, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $120
Hawke’s Bay-based wine producer Craggy Range produced its first wines in 2001 from their Gimblett Gravels vineyard planted in 1999. Now there are big changes afoot.
Esk Valley The Hillside 2013, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $90
Stonecroft Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $45