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Craggy Range Sophia Gimblett Gravels Vineyard 2015 750ml

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New Zealand: again, punching above its weight class…

“James Suckling Notes:

TOP 100 NEW ZEALND WINES 2017 #13 - A beautiful Sophia. The concentration, the fruit presence and purity, the measured tannins and confident ripeness - there's so much to impress here and the wine is at the start of a very long ride. Blueberry and cassis, cherries and violets, fresh earth and stony elements, too. The palate holds long and fleshy with a flawlessly integrated array of flavors, varieties and tannin textures. It builds and finishes assertively in the mode of great Claret. You can approach it now, but it will hit full stride around 2025 and drink for at least a decade after that..December/2017"