Craggy Range Sophia (2017)

This is Craggy Range's premier Merlot-based red. The 2016 vintage (5*) is a Gimblett Gravels, Hawke's Bay blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, hand-picked and matured for 18 months in French oak barriques (45 per cent new). Dark and purple-flushed, it is weighty and highly concentrated, with very vibrant plum, spice and blackcurrant flavours, oak complexity, and a finely textured finish. It's still youthful; open 2021+. (There is no 2017.)

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Branded and Other Red Wines
Vintage: 2017
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $140 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

This wine is a Classic.

When to drink: 2021

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