98 POINTS | Bob Campbell, MW.
95 POINTS | Gary Walsh, Wine Front.
97 POINTS | Sam Kim, WIne Orbit.
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."