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 three vintages have been selected by, Sydney based Master of Wine,  Andrew Caillard MW.

 


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  

 

 


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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