Reviews

Crossroads Milestone Series Chardonnay

Wine NZ

Colin Ford1 July 2014

Top 10

Appealing reductive, gun-smoke notes on the nose. Quite soft and round in the mouth with rich, ripe peach, citrus and some spicy-caramel notes. Complex and nutty with a hint of toast and nice mouth-feel. Well done. A good wine for this money. 

Crossroads Milestone Series Pinot Gris

Wine NZ

Colin Ford1 July 2014

Well performing wines

Melon aromas. Kind of fleshy, lush and full with flavours of melon and apricot. 

Crossroads Winemakers Collection Syrah

Cuisine Magazine

John Saker1 July 2014

Cuisine Magazine

Restraint and elegance are the bywords here. This wine is light on its feet, with fresh punchy sweet fruit laced with herbal, earthy notes. The flow is seamless and long. "It celebrates its fruit," said John Belsham. Serve with gamy terrine. 

Crossroads Winemakers Collection Syrah

Crossroads Winemakers Collection Syrah 2010

Regional Trophy24 June 2014

Decanter World Wine Awards

"Enticing, with intense perfumed blackberry, black olive and smoke aromas. The rich and juicy palate has lashings of generous, spicy plum and dark berry fruit – supple-textured with appealing sweetness and a hint of violets. Excellent."

Crossroads Milestone Series Chardonnay

CROSSROADS MILESTONE SERIES CHARDONNAY 2012

Sam Kim10 November 2013

Wine Orbit

"An immediately appealing chardonnay, the fragrant bouquet shows ripe peach, citrus and vanillin oak aromas, leading to a succulent palate that's fruit
expressive and smooth to the finish. It's generous and flavoursome. At its best: now to 2016."

4.5 Stars and 91/100

Crossroads Winemakers Collection Chardonnay

CROSSROADS WINEMAKERS COLLECTION CHARDONNAY 2011

Sam Kim10 November 2013

Wine Orbit

"A powerful rendition, the gloriously complex bouquet shows mango, stone fruit, roasted nuts and vanilla characters, followed by a concentrated and
richly textured palate. It's superbly long and velvety with a creamy finish. A sumptuous chardonnay that keeps on giving. At its best: now to 2017."

5 Stars and 94/100

Crossroads Milestone Series Merlot

CROSSROADS MILESTONE SERIES MERLOT 2012

Sam Kim10 November 2013

Wine Orbit

"A lovely medium-bodied merlot, the fragrant bouquet shows dark plum, floral and hints of dried herb and roasted nut characters. It's ripe and nicely textured on the palate with fine, gently drying tannins providing a pleasing dry finish. A well-proportioned red. At its best: now to 2016."

4 Stars and 86/100

Crossroads Winemakers Collection Syrah

CROSSROADS WINEMAKERS COLLECTION SYRAH 2012

Sam Kim10 November 2013

Wine Orbit

"It's pristine and pure on the nose displaying dark plum, blueberry, floral and subtle cedary oak aromas. The palate is concentrated and finely textured, and shows lovely poise and balance. The wine is refined and stylish, and promises to develop beautifully. At its best: now to 2018."

5 Stars and 93/100

Crossroads Milestone Series Syrah

CROSSROADS MILESTONE SERIES SYRAH 2012

Sam Kim10 November 2013

Wine Orbit

"This youthful syrah shows lovely perfumed aromas of dark plum, blueberry, floral and mixed spice on the nose, followed by a succulent palate that's beautifully weighted and fruited. It's supple, smooth and very appealing. At its best: now to 2018."

4.5 Stars and 91/100

Crossroads Winemakers Collection Cabernet Franc

CROSSROADS WINEMAKERS COLLECTION CABERNET FRANC 2010

Stephen Spurrier15 May 2013

Decanter Magazine June 2013

This is an outstanding Cabernet Franc with wild raspberry aromas, great freshness and a surprisingly plummy depth. Drink 2014-2020.

Crossroads Milestone Series Syrah

CROSSROADS MILESTONE SERIES SYRAH 2011

SILVER15 May 2013

Sommelier Wine Awards 2013

"Red and black fruits on the nose with white pepper, cloves, a touch of tar, and a forest-like earthiness. With oak to the fore, plums and chocolate mix with vanilla and a hint of spice on the palate. 'Nice rich fruitcake character,' said team leader Angela Reddin."

Crossroads Winemakers Collection Cabernet Franc

CROSSROADS WINEMAKERS COLLECTION GIMBLETT GRAVELS CABERNET FRANC 2010

Raymond Chan15 February 2013

RAYMONDCHANWINEREVIEWS.CO.NZ

“Very dark, deep, near impenetrable black-red colour with ruby hues. This has a full and powerful nose with ripe black cherry and earthy, dark raspberry aromas, unfolding fragrant and lifted blackcurrant notes. Ethereal spicy oak and savoury cedar aromatics add complexity and interest. Full-bodied, broad, open and fulsome flavours of sweet, dark red berry fruits are interwoven with iron-earth nuances. Layers of detail unfold, showing dark plums, spices, dried herb and tobacco, the oaking quite discreet. The extraction is significant, but the tannins very fine and powdery, with the acid very much in balance, providing freshness and lift. The palate has a very long and sustained finish. This is a fulsome Cabernet Franc with ethereal complexities and the structure to evolve over the next 8-10 years. Serve with stews, casseroles and slow-cooked meat dishes. 85% Cabernet Franc with 15% Cabernet Sauvignon from the ‘Mere' vineyard, fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 20 months in 91% French and 9% American oak barriques, of which 45% were new. 4 Stars18.5+/20.”