6 paCK, 750ml BOTTLES, $93.99 EACH
Craggy Range Winery
Hawke's Bay, north island, New Zealand
A refined and elegant hand-crafted Merlot dominant blend that represents both the vigneron’s art and inherent understanding of the land, ensuring ‘Sophia’ is the finest expression of the terroir and the people. ‘Sophia’, meaning ‘wisdom’ in greek mythology, pays tribute to the goddess of knowledge and experience, information and understanding - a philosophy adopted by our winemakers and viticulturists when creating this wine.
Deep, dark red. An intensely lifted nose of blackcurrant, mulberry and other autumnal berries, but evident mocha and cinnamon eluding to an impending sweetness of the palate. The tannins and incredibly fine and powdery. They carry the volume of fruit effortlessly. While delivering immediate enjoyment with the abundance of flavour, it is clear this a high-quality wine built for time.
94 Points, Vinous
A polished and luxurious Bordeaux-inspired blend. There's all the Cabernet stuff going on here, including green yet ripe herbal lift and dark black currant fruits, while the Merlot offers its core of fruit filling the frame. Liberal new French oak provides a cedar and vanilla-like frosting. There's plenty of density here, wrapped up in a fulsome parcel, with abundant tannins providing a firm yet fine clasp on the palate.