Sunday, May 25, 2014

Craggy Range Le Sol

My guess is not many would pick the 2007 Craggy Range Le Sol Syrah as a wine from New Zealand. The wine has a dark purple colour and is full-bodied. Blackberry and plum notes dominate. Some blueberry flavours perhaps give away that this wine is from a cooler climate. This wine is quite intense. It has freshness, generosity (the paradox), and a great mouthfeel. This Le Sol is well rounded, profound and deep. The tannins are fine, and fruit dominates the medium-length finish.

This wine represents great drinking now, and should do so for another five years.

Score: 96/+++

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