Annual Vintage Selection

Since the 2008 vintage, a range of twelve GIMBLETT GRAVELS red wines have been independently selected to represent GIMBLETT GRAVELS and assist key opinion formers in:

– gaining a perspective as to where GIMBLETT GRAVELS wines stand in a given year;

– charting the evolution and progression of the wines from our unique terroir, still less than 35 years old.

A very limited number of Annual Vintage Selection packs are created and then sent to key wine writers/influencers around the world.

Independent selection of the wines has been seen as key to the process –  members are invited to submit wines for consideration and these are then blind tasted by an independent selector of standing.

To date, all six vintages have been selected by, Sydney based Master of Wine,  Andrew Caillard MW.

2014 Annual Vintage Selection

 

This vintage comprises 5 blended reds and 7 Syrahs, as follows:

BLENDED REDS SYRAHS
Craggy Range Sophia 2014 Craggy Range Le Sol Syrah 2014
Mission Estate Jewelstone Antoine 2014 Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Syrah 2014
Squawking Magpie SQM Cabernets Merlot 2014 Sacred Hill Deerstalkers Syrah 2014
Trinity Hill The Gimblett 2014 Squawking Magpie Stoned Crow Syrah 2014
Villa Maria Reserve Merlot 2014 Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2014
  Vidal Reserve Syrah 2014
  William Murdoch Syrah 2014
 

2013 Annual Vintage Selection

This vintage comprises 7 blended reds and 5 Syrahs, as follows:

BLENDED REDS SYRAHS
Beach House Cabernet Franc 2013 Craggy Range Le Sol Syrah 2013
Mills Reef Elspeth Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Syrah 2013
Newton Forrest Cornerstone Cabernet Merlot Malbec 2013 Mission Estate Jewelstone Syrah 2013
Squawking Magpie SQM Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cab Franc 2013 Te Awa Syrah 2013
Trinity Hill The Gimblett 2013 Vidal Legacy Syrah 2013
Vidal Legacy Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2013
Villa Maria Braided Gravels Organic Merlot 2013
 

2012 Annual Vintage Selection

This vintage comprises 5 blended reds and 7 Syrahs, as follows:

BLENDED REDS SYRAHS       
Alluviale Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Craggy Range GIMBLETT GRAVELS Vineyard Syrah 2012
Babich The Patriarch Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Mission Estate Reserve Syrah 2012
Babich Irongate Cabernet Merlot Franc 2012
Sacred Hill Deerstalkers Syrah 2012
Unison Selection Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2012
Squawking Magpie Stoned Crow Syrah 2012
Villa Maria Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2012
Unison Syrah 2012
  Villa Maria Reserve Syrah 2012
  Trinity Hill GIMBLETT GRAVELS Syrah 2012
 
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2011 Annual Vintage Selection

This vintage comprises 8 blended reds and 4 Syrahs, as follows:

BLENDED REDS SYRAHS
Babich The Patriarch 2011 Squawking Magpie Stoned Crow Syrah 2011
Craggy Range Te Kahu 2011 Vidal Legacy Series Syrah 2011
Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Merlot Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Villa Maria Reserve Syrah 2011
Mills Reef Elspeth Cabernet Merlot 2011 William Murdoch Syrah 2011
Newton Forrest Stony Corner 2011
Sacred Hill Brokenstone 2011
Sacred Hill Helmsman 2011
Trinity Hill The Gimblett 2011

 

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2010 Annual Vintage Selection

This vintage comprises 9 blended reds and 3 Syrahs, as follows:

BLENDED REDS SYRAHS       
Babich Irongate Cabernet Merlot 2010 Crossroads Winemaker’s Collection Syrah 2010
Babich The Patriarch Cabernet Merlot 2010 Mills Reef Elspeth Syrah 2010
Craggy Range Sophia Merlot Cabernet 2010 Trinity Hill Homage Syrah 2010
Esk Valley Winemaker’s Reserve Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Mission Estate Jewelstone Merlot Cabernet Franc 2010
Newton Forrest Cornerstone Merlot Cabernet 2010
Sacred Hill Brokenstone Merlot Cabernet 2010
Sacred Hill Helmsman Cabernet Merlot 2010
Villa Maria Reserve Merlot 2010

 

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2009 Annual Vintage Selection

The 2009 Annual Vintage Selection comprises 8 blended red wines and 4 Syrahs:

BLENDED REDS SYRAHS
Babich The Patriarch Cabernet Merlot 2009 Craggy Range GIMBLETT GRAVELS Vineyard Syrah 2009
Craggy Range Sophia Merlot Cabernet 2009 Sacred Hill Deerstalkers Syrah 2009
Mills Reef Elspeth Cabernet Merlot 2009 Squawking Magpie Stoned Crow Syrah 2009
Montage Wines Alluviale Merlot Franc 2009 Trinity Hill Homage Syrah 2009
Newton Forrest Cornerstone Cabernet Merlot 2009
Sacred Hill Helmsman Cabernet Merlot 2009
Te Awa Cabernet Merlot 2009
Trinity Hill The Gimblett Cabernet Merlot 2009

 

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2008 Annual Vintage Selection

The 2008 GIMBLETT GRAVELS Annual Vintage selection comprises 5 blended red wines and 7 Syrahs:

BLENDED REDS SYRAHS
Church Road Cuve Merlot 2008 Craggy Range GIMBLETT GRAVELS Vineyard Syrah 2008
Church Road Reserve Merlot Cabernet 2008 Sacred Hill Deerstalkers Syrah 2008
Craggy Range The Quarry Cabernet Merlot 2008 Squawking Magpie Stoned Crow  Syrah 2008
Esk Valley Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2008 Trinity Hill GIMBLETT GRAVELS Syrah 2008
Trinity Hill The Gimblett Cabernet Merlot 2008 Two Gates Vineyard Syrah 2008
Unison Syrah 2008
Vidal Syrah 2008

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