Gimblett Gravels Annual Vintage Selection 2018


Each year, since 2008, a selection of twelve Gimblett Gravels wines have been selected by Andrew Caillard MW, Sydney based Master of Wine, by his independent assessment 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 selection packs are sent to key wine writers/influencers around the world; very humbled, and there was a pack for me. I decided to share the selection with Queenstown Sommeliers Club, with an overview of Gimblett Gravels presentation. We discussed, exchanged stories and opinions, it was a wonderful evening.


See my thoughts on the wines below



  • 2018 Elephant Hill Hieronymus
  • 2018 Mission Estate Jewelstone Antoine
  • 2018 Saint Clair Pioneer Block 17 Plateau Cabernet Merlot
  • 2018 Squawking Magpie Grand Gimblett Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2018 Trinity Hill The Gimblett
  • 2018 Villa Maria Ngakirikiri
  • 2018 Elephant Hill Stone Syrah
  • 2018 Smith & Sheth CRU Heretaunga Syrah
  • 2018 Smith & Sheth CRU Omahu Syrah
  • 2018 Stonecroft Reserve Syrah
  • 2018 Trinity Hill Homage Syrah
  • 2018 Vidal Legacy Syrah

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