2013 Craggy Range Chardonnay Single Vineyard Kidnappers Vineyard


  • New Zealand
  • North Island
  • Hawke's Bay
Drink between 2015 - 2017 (Edit)
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  • GinST Likes this wine: 89 points

    November 15, 2018 - Chablis style with med acidity leaving a smooth & rich mouth-feel.

  • grapenomad wrote: 86 points

    October 27, 2017 - Subtle nose of pineapple, mango, pear, apricot and a hint of cream cheese. Medium-bodied, nothing too impressive. Complex - yes, but I was expecting at least some excitement. A wine quick to be forgotten.

  • Pichoo wrote: 86 points

    February 17, 2017 - Un Chardonnay plutôt incognito. Difficile de lui trouver des défauts mais également difficile de lui trouver des qualités!

  • Callum's Corkers Likes this wine: 82 points

    February 17, 2017 - approx $NZ 26.00
    Screw Cap.

    A bit ordinary, if I'm honest. New World chardonnay but done in the formerly fashionable heavy oak style. Wood on nose and wood in mouth.

    Nose....wood! A bit of peaches and cream.

    Taste .....again, wood! Med-dry wine. Good acid, feels mature at just 4 years old. Very settled, creamy. Just too much wood for me. Unbalanced? What, from the control-freaks at Craggy Range???? Nice almond flavour in there somewhere. Just a hint of minerals.

    VFM? Not good. Will buy other CR whites again, not this one.

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  • vespasian wrote:

    February 6, 2017 - Relatively non-descript on the nose - faint whiff of minerals and sweetcorn; good richness on the palate, quite ripe and developing fast. Drink soon.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • Type White
  • Producer Craggy Range
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Single Vineyard
  • Vineyard Kidnappers Vineyard
  • Country New Zealand
  • Region North Island
  • SubRegion Hawke's Bay
  • Appellation Hawke's Bay
  • UPC Code 4427001550345

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 17 (24%)
  • Consumed 55 (76%)

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