Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Hawke's Bay Merlot (2016)

The 2016 vintage (4.5*) was matured for 17 months in French oak barriques (30 per cent new). Dark and purple-flushed, it is mouthfilling and vibrantly fruity, with fresh, ripe, concentrated, plummy, spicy flavours that build across the palate to a long finish. A stylish, youthful red, it's well worth cellaring to 2021+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Merlot
Vintage: 2016
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $40 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

When to drink: 2021

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