This is Craggy's flagship Merlot dominant blend; a refined and elegant hand-crafted wine with a huge reputation both within New Zealand and abroad. 2018 was an excellent vintage in the Gimblett Gravels and this is a vibrant expression with plum and cassis flavours underpinned with fine oak and a perfectly handled line of fresh acidity.
The winery writes "Deep, dark red. An intensely lifted nose of blackcurrant, mulberry and other autumnal berries, but evident mocha and cinnamon eluding to an impending sweetness of the palate. The tannins and incredibly fine and powdery. They carry the volume of fruit effortlessly. While delivering immediate enjoyment with the abundance of flavour, it is clear this a high-quality wine built for time."