FIVE STARS 98 POINTS | Bob Campbell, MW.
FIVE STARS 95 POINTS | Gary Walsh, Wine Front.
FIVE STARS 97 POINTS | Sam Kim, WIne Orbit.
FIVE STARS 19/20 | Raymond Chan
18.5/20 | Andrew Calliard, MW
Sophia remains one of the finest Merlot dominant wines produced in New Zealand and the much awaited 2016 is now in stock. There is no doubt that the 2016 Gimblett reds are very special and this one is certainly more special than most.
Bob Campbell, MW writes " A super-smooth blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc with dense, complex mixed red berries, blackcurrant, floral, violet, anise, spice, cedar, new leather and nutty oak flavours. A powerful wine that's impressive now but shows obvious cellaring potential."