(2021) Larry McKenna's Pinot Gris sees a little oak, and has a very pleasantly spicy, lightly floral aroma, the fruit being quite rich and deep: more baked apples and pears, some tarte tatin pastry notes too. In the mouth the sweetness of a little residual sugar emphasises the luscious fruit, lots of succulent nectarine leads to fine citrus. Acid slices through rather beautifully.
(2021) A little closed on first opening, this single vineyard wine blossoms in the glass, a lovely layering of floral, fruit and truffle aromas beautifully integrated and refined, chestnut and briar notes adding depth. In the mouth there is creaminess and a ripe, sweet cherry and red plum fruit, a fine sense of mineral tension through the tannins and acidity, to give this tension as well as a certain opulence. Could well benefit from further cellaring for five to ten years.
(2020) A beautiful wine this, that I tasted at Craggy Range just a few months ago. It is 50% whole bunch pressed into into oak cuves and steel for fermentation, followed by ageing in barrels, 30% new. It really has such lovely sweet, intense perfume, tobacco and Sandalwood and ripe black fruits presenting a positively velvetty picture. The palate silky textured and concentrated, the supple but dense layering of black fruit, spice and mocha oak is lovely, still with agile, refined acidity.  Imported by Bibendum Wine.
(2020) Te Muna Road is the address of Craggy Range's property in Martinborough, though since acquiring another large vineyard nearby, some labels will now drop the 'Road' and simply state 'Te Muna'. Julian says this comes from a very humid site which doesn't produce every vintage. It sees eight hours skin contact, and half made in foudre, half in steel. Beautiful pale greenish colour. Clean, dry apple juice and lemon, there's a salty lick of minerals and lemon juice in a sheer style of Riesling where the 9g/l of residual sugar is entirely negated by its acidity. Price and stockist in the UK is for the previous vintage at time of review.
(2020) There is a Marlborough Sauvignon in the portfolio, but here we have a different expression from Craggy Range's Martinbourgh vineyards. Part was fermented in oak puncheons, part in steel. A little touch of creaminess and peach and lemon peel, a little passion fruit, but very little herbaceous character. A huge thrust of limey citrus zest on the palate leaves this mouth-watering in decisive.
(2020) From 45 different sections of vineyards, a lovely perfume here, berries, truffle, a touch of woodsmoke. Sweet fruit on the palate, a little chestnut and briar, then a lip tingling spice. Tight tannins and acidity, a little grippy edge in the finish. Single bottle price given. Ministry of Drinks sells a case of six at £18.99 per bottle at time of review.
(2020) 50% whole bunch pressed, into oak cuves and steel. Aged in barrel, 30% new. Very dark, has an intense violet edge to the blue black fruit. Sweet, supple, savoury and silky in texture, it is fruity and dense, even quite plummy on the palate, but floral edged at all times showing finesse.
(2016) A pinot on the strawberry and cherry-scented, creamy side of the equation, with a nicely smoky, incense-like lift. The palate is juicy with red fruit, but has a stripe of beetrooty, earthy vegatility that adds savoury interest. Pretty well balanced, with of acid and tannin just a tiny bit angular against the sweetness of fruit in the finish.
(2015) >From the excellent Martinborough Vineyards, this Pinot was aged in a mix of 2nd and 3rd-fill barrels and stainless steel tanks. Darker, deeper and much plummier than the excellent Louis Jadot Mâcon Les Roches Rouges also currently on offer, this has earthy beetroot tones as well as cardonom spice. On the palate not quite the fruit depth suggested by the nose, but there is a sappiness and energy, and plenty of acidity, with a layer of berries and chocolate to add complexity.
(2014) Virgil Kerr is a young Australian winemaker working as a contract winemaker in New Zealand. He suggests this Pinot will drink best in five to eight years from now. It has a charming, pale garnet colour, and a delightfully flower-touched nose, small rose-hip notes, then a briary, lightly herbal nuance, the fruit pretty with strawberry and raspberry character. On the palate there's a lovely background of creamy cappuccino, but it is overlayed by a nicely sappy, brightly-focused red fruit character and spice. The tannins are quite tight, but they have a finesse and just enough roughening grip at present, and the acidity seems very natural, like cherry skins. With 13.5% alcohol it is balanced, and it is long, with lovely components that should meld further given a little bottle age. A very successful Pinot, typically Marlborough in style, but top-end stuff.