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95 points Bob Campbell: "Elegant fine-boned Syrah with berry, plum, mineral and anise flavours. There's also a seasoning of cracked black pepper and a suggestion of floral influence. Taut, tight and powerful wine with good cellaring potential." (1/2013) 92-93 points Raymond Chan: "A barrel selection wine. MS clone Syrah, hand-picked and fermented with 5% whole bunch to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 18 months in 25% new oak, then aged a further 6 months with a greater percentage of new oak. Full, deep, purple-hued ruby-red colour, youthful in appearance. This has a very elegant, refined and tightly bound nose wit ...Read More »
91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple, the 2009 Reserve Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot (Library Release) reveals a pronounced nose of warm cassis, blackberry preserves and violets with hints of chocolate box and pencil shavings. Medium-bodied with a wonderful concentration of ripe, muscular fruit in the mouth plus a good backbone of medium to firm grainy tannins and balanced acid, it finishes with great persistence. Drink it now to 2021+. (LPB)" (10/2013)91 points Wine Enthusiast: "Over the past several vintages, Villa’s tannin management in its Reserve Cab-Merlot has evolved to make the ...Read More »
Praise for the winery from Bob Campbell: "Spy Valley Wines is one of Marlborough's leading family owned wine companies. Comprising nine varieties of grapes over 400 acres of estate vineyards, a modern fully integrated winemaking facility and a passion for excellence, Spy Valley consistently produces globally acclaimed award winning wines. Not befitting the world of espionage, the wine has been called "impossible to ignore" and the company among "the planet's 20 most notable new producers."
95 points Bob Campbell: "Barrel fermented and matured Sauvignon Blanc made from hand selected grapes chosen for their extra concentration. A rich and intensely flavoured wine with complex smoky, toasty flavours adding extra interest to ripe melon and stone fruit characters. Satisfying Sauvignon with a great texture." (2/2013)95 points Decanter: "Toasty almonds and fresh brioche, tropical banana and well intergrated oak provides complexity and elegance. Macintosh aromas. Well constructed, definitely to be drunk with food. (MB)" (3/2014)93 points James Suckling: "This wine subverts the varietal character of Sauvignon to deliver l ...Read More »