2013 Craggy Range Sophia Merlot Blend
Hawkes Bay, NZ
The 2013 Craggy Range Sophia Merlot Blend comes from a family institution nestled under the magnificent Te Mata Peak in Hawke’s Bay. It is famously all class and widely regarded as the regions finest.
“The mouthfeel was dry and full-bodied, wth a rather high level of finely grained tannin. The concentration of ripe blue fruits were accompanied by a charming core of salinity and a medium level of balanced acidity. Flavours of blackberry, crunchy blueberry and eucalyptus transitioned to grilled bell peppers, earth and Pu’er black tea in a long, delineated finish. The 13.8% alcohol was respectable, considering the ripe fruit tones and the high proportion of Merlot in the blend.” – Cellar Tracker