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3rd Rock Wines

2014 3rd Rock Riesling

2014

3rd Rock Riesling

Honeyed fruits & grilled almond & bright stonefruit nectar aromas. Allan used extended yeast lees contact time in tank, this provides plumpness to the palate which finishes bright, stony and dry.

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$27/bottle

3rd Rock Marlborough Riesling 2014

The wine is just starting to show gorgeous bottle developed complexity together with elegant fruit intensity, displaying lime sorbet, apple, lemon curd and floral with a hint of flinty notes on the nose. The palate is concentrated and focused, and delivers excellent weight and fine texture, wonderfully enhanced by subtle sweetness and bright acidity. At its best: now to 2021. Oct 2016. 5 stars. 94/100pts. Sam Kim, Wine Orbit.

Attractively scented... fleshy, it has ripe stonefruit and spice flavours, showing good concentration, and a finely textured. 4 Stars, Michael Cooper Buyer's Guide 2017.

The nose is soft and gently voluminous with deep aromas of lime fruit along with notes of honey, toast and minerals, indicating some secondary development. This has a fine and intense core that unfolds tangerine and exotic floral elements with aeration. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate features a tight and deep core with lime fruit and steely minerals, along with restrained notes of honey and toast. The mouthfeel is crisp and fresh with a firm, fine-textured, dry line, with brisk, underlying acidity. The wine has drive and carries to a long, lingering dry finish of limes, toast and minerals. This is a firm, tight and dry Riesling with lime flavours and hints of exotic fruits, complexed by the beginnings of secondary toast and mineral notes. Serve as an aperitif, and with seafood over the next 4 years. 18.0-/20 Oct 2016. Raymond Chan

Dry Riesling with green apple, oyster shell, mineral and lime zest flavours. A fresh, youthful wine with promising potential. Good food wine - try it with Bluff oysters garnished with lime juice. 29/10/2016. Drink 2016 to 2022. 4 Stars - Bob Campbell.

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2014 3rd Rock Pinot Gris

2014

3rd Rock Pinot Gris

A lovely bouquet of ripe apricot, baked pear, pineapple confectionary and pickled ginger. The palate is generous & lush with mildly spicy, fresh fruit flavours.

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$27/bottle

3rd Rock Marlborough Pinot Gris 2014

This is impressively ripe and fragrant on the nose showing baked pear, stone fruit, potpourri and a hint of honey characters. The palate delivers excellent fruit concentration and velvety texture with attractive fruit flavours, as well as subtle savoury complexity. Textural and engaging, this is an opulent style offering loads of delectable flavours. At its best: now to 2019. Oct 2016. 5 stars 93/100pts. Sam Kim. Wine Orbit.

Still youthful.. light lemon/green, it is mouthfilling ...fleshy and rounded, with vibrant, ripe, stonefruit flavours, a subtle seasoning of oak adding complexity, and a dryish, finely textured finish. A distinctly 'Alsace' style of Pinot Gris, it offers delicious drinking from now onwards. 4.5 Stars Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide 2017.

Very fresh and finely proportioned with a firm and deep heart of aromatic white stonefruits and lifted yellow florals and some honeyed notes entwined with nutty and mineral nuances. The aromatics are refreshing with a steely edge. Dryish to taste and medium-full bodied, the mouthfeel is gently full and rounded with a shy-flavoured core of stonefruits, yellow florals and honeysuckle. The palate has weight and presence, with soft textures and good lacy acidity. 3+ years. 17.5/20 Oct 2016. Raymond Chan

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2015 3rd Rock Sauvignon Blanc

2015

3rd Rock Sauvignon Blanc

Expressive tropical fruit aromas on the nose are complemented by crisp, mineral acidity.

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$25/bottle

2015 3rd Rock Sauvignon Blanc

Certified organic, the stylish, tightly structured 2015 vintage (5*) was estate-grown at Rapaura and mostly handled in tanks; 12 per cent of the blend was fermented with indigenous yeasts in seasoned oak casks. Ripely scented and weighty, it is vibrant and intense, with tropical fruit flavours to the fore, showing excellent delicacy and depth, firm acid spine, barrel-ferment complexity and a crisp, lasting finish. A fresh, concentrated, harmonious wine with strong personality, it's still youthful; drink now or cellar. 5 stars – Michael Cooper’s Buyers Guide 2016

This is delicately aromatic and firmly structured, exhibiting grapefruit, lemon pith, flint and dill characters on the nose. The palate shows excellent fruit concentration and fine texture, brilliantly supported by racy acidity. A restrained, savoury and refined rendition of the variety. At its best: now to 2020. June 2016. 93 points, 5 stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

Quite a textural sauvignon blanc with appealing purity. Bone-dry, understated wine with oyster shell, mineral and subtle floral aromas. Quite steely, with Riesling-like acidity. Good food wine that should develop well in bottle. 2/7/2016 Drink 2016 to 2018. 4 Stars - Bob Campbell.

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2014 3rd Rock Chardonnay

2014

3rd Rock Chardonnay

The bouquet shows stone fruits, nougat and a hint of vanilla. Ripe and succulent on the palate this wine has great persistence and texture.

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$30/bottle

2014 3rd Rock Chardonnay

Certified organic, the 2014 vintage (5*), re-tasted in June 2016, is currently delicious. Estate-grown in The Corners Vineyard, at Rapaura, it was hand-picked, fermented with indigenous yeasts in a French oak cuve, and matured in French oak barriques (25 per cent new). Bright, light lemon/green, it is rich, ripe and rounded, with a fragrant bouquet, good weight and very generous, peachy, citrusy, mealy flavours, gently seasoned with oak. A very harmonious, creamy-textured wine, it's lovely now, but also worth cellaring. Fine value. 5 stars - Michael Cooper’s Buyers Guide 2016

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2014 3rd Rock Pinot Noir

2014

3rd Rock Pinot Noir

Sweet red liquorice, ripe red berry fruit & black dorris plum .. stunningly fragrant pinot, ... hints of cedar, soil & black truffle... lively, bold palate which is dominated by dark, sweet & persistent fruit flavours; Chalky & ripe tannins.

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$45/bottle
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Single Vineyard Wines

2014 Orchard Pinot Blanc

2014

Orchard Pinot Blanc

Aromas of pear, almond meal, mandarin & a hint of florality; the wine has a beautifully concentrated palate, creamy in the middle & laced with flavours of Meyer lemon & nut.

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$30/bottle

Orchard Vineyard Marlborough Pinot Blanc 2014

Generously weighted and rounded, this flavoursome pinot blanc shows lifted aromas of ripe apple, nectarine, mango and subtle spice on the nose. The palate delivers excellent mid palate weight and silky texture, wonderfully framed by well-integrated acidity. Very long and engaging on the finish. At its best: now to 2019. Oct 2016. 4.5 stars 91/100pts. Sam Kim, Wine Orbit.

Full-bodied and dryish ...it has good weight and personality, with concentrated, vibrant, peachy, slightly spicy flavours, showing a distinct touch of complexity, moderate acidity and a well-rounded finish. Drink now or cellar. 4.5 Stars Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide 2017.

This has a fresh, tightly bound and slender nose with good depth of detailed white stonefruits along with subtle waxy and lanolin notes and suggestions of herbs and nuts. Dry to taste and medium-bodied the flavours of white florals and stonefruits are pristine, revealing nuances of nuts and minerals, and a little waxiness and lanolin. The palate has a good core and line, with very fine textures and soft, but refreshing acidity. This has up-front vitality, and the wine carries to a moderately long finish of white stonefruits and minerals. This is an elegant and clean, dry Pinot Blanc with clear stonefruit and floral flavours and waxy, lanolin notes with a fine-textured line. 3+ years. 17.5-/20 Oct 2016. Raymond Chan.

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2015 Corners Gruner Veltliner

2015

Corners Gruner Veltliner

Delicate fresh, floral aromas, white peach and pear are dominant on the nose. Notes of herb, vanilla bean and inklings of white pepper shine through onto a silky, plush palate with flavours of fresh pear and zest.

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$33/bottle

2015 Corners Vineyard Gruner Veltliner

Elegant and beautifully fragrant, the bouquet shows white stone fruit, rockmelon, orange peel and subtle spice aromas, followed by a concentrated and focused palate that is rounded and beautifully weighted. The wine offers layers of attractive fruit and seductive savoury nuances, wonderfully framed by perfectly pitched acidity. Flavoursome and satisfying. At its best: now to 2020. $33.00. Certified organic. 5 stars- Sam Kim.

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2014 Trig Hill Riesling

2014

Trig Hill Riesling

Mineral and slate characters with fresh cut lime notes. The palate is balanced by generous fruit weight and lively acidity; Added earthy complexities and an unctuous texture from the oaked portion give the wine an edge and at the same time bring the wine into balance...

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$33/bottle

2014 Trig Hill Riesling

It is gloriously expressed on the nose showing lemon curd, baked apple, jasmine, honey and lime zest characters with subtle toasty complexity. The palate is concentrated and powerfully fruited, delivering excellent intensity and fine texture, brilliantly complemented by loads of tasty flavours and seamlessly integrated acidity. Generous and sumptuous with a persistent dry finish. At its best: now to 2021. 5 Stars- Sam Kim.

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2014  Trig Hill Pinot Gris

2014

Trig Hill Pinot Gris

Generous aromas of Central Otago apricots, gentle hay & roasted nuts; the wine has an intensely concentrated flavoursome & silky palate and a lovely linear acidity, complemented by a savoury spiciness.

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$39/bottle

Trig Hill Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Gris 2014

A superbly rich and complex Pinot Gris from the Bendigo district, the engaging bouquet shows grilled peach, poached pear, honey and spice characters. It is sumptuous and beautifully weighed on the palate, and offers layers of delicious flavours and rich texture. The wine delivers rich fruit intensity together with seductive savoury undertones. At its best: now to 2019. Oct 2016. 5 stars. 94/100pts. Sam Kim. Wine Orbit.

Light lemon/green, it is weighty (14 per cent alcohol) and complex, with rich, vibrant, stonefruit flavours to the fore, fresh acidity, excellent depth and harmony, and a long, dryish, very finely poised finish. 5 stars, Michael Cooper's Buyers Guide 2017.

The nose is elegant with a rounded and softly concentrated core of piquant white and yellow stonefruits along with floral and nutty notes, and hints of honeysuckle. The aromatics possess an underlying steely freshness and vitality ... with delicacy and poise. Dryish to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate is fresh and lively with a tight heart of white stonefruits lifted with florals, and entwined with savoury nutty and honeysuckle notes. The palate has elegance and tautness, the flavours showing style and restraint, underlined by soft textures and brisk, lacy acidity. The wine flows with energy and vibrancy.. 18.0-/20 Oct 2016. Raymond Chan

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2013 Corners Sauvignon Blanc

2013

Corners Sauvignon Blanc

The wine shows concentrated gooseberry and tropical fruit aromas, complemented by subtle oak and mineral nuances. The palate is full bodied and seamless with a creamy texture derived from extended lees contact.

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$30/bottle

2013 Rock Ferry Corners Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Impressively complex, the bouquet shows aromas of grapefruit, peach, feijoa and flint, which lead to a powerfully expressed palate that is concentrated and expansive, firmly structured by bright acidity. A multi-layered sauvignon offering superb fruit intensity as well as stylish savoury notes. At its best: now to 2023. Certified organic. Sept 2015. 94 pts 5 stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit.

Deliciously creamy, textural organic Sauvignon Blanc with lime zest, mineral and guava flavours. Long and linear wine that is a perfect match with seafood garnished with a squeeze of citrus. 20/10/2015 Drink 2015 to 2018. 94 pts 4 ½ stars – Bob Campbell Master of Wine

Light straw colour; smoky, nutty, barrel-fermented style bouquet, with honeyed nuances that appear more strongly in the mouth. A well worked wine, not especially sauvignon-like, but intense, deep and quite complex, with a lot of honeyed, secondary complexities. Long, rich and rewarding. 11/6/2015 Drink 2015 to 2019. 90 points - Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com

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2013 Corners Chardonnay

2013

Corners Chardonnay

Seductively soft palate with citrus and stone fruit flavours supported by fine acidity and toasty oak. The wine has great persistence and texture and is exceptionally well balanced with terrific structure and weight.

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$45/bottle

2013 Rock Ferry Corners Vineyard Chardonnay

The wine is immediately appealing on the nose displaying gorgeous aromas of yellow peach, mango, rockmelon and vanillin oak with subtle nougat notes. It is powerfully expressed on the palate, and delivers superb mid palate weight and rich fruit intensity, brilliantly enhanced by creamy texture and seamlessly integrated acidity. Refined, symphonic and delectable. At its best: now to 2021. 95 pts 5 stars – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

Toasty, biscuit-like flavours, with tastes of grapefruit, citrus and nutty oak. Quite a rich and warming wine, with some warmth from moderately high alcohol. A complex and quite elegant wine with a smooth and satisfying texture. Has potential to develop 1/12/2015 Drink 2015 to 2020. 92 pts 4 stars - Bob Campbell Master of Wine

This is an elegantly concentrated, rich and rounded Chardonnay with citrus, creamy and toasty flavours that are beginning to develop secondary interest. Match with roast pork over the next 3+ years. Hand-picked fruit from ‘The Corners’ vineyard, Rapaura, WBP and indigenous yeast fermented in a French oak cuve to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 9 months in 30% new French oak barriques, undergoing batonnage and 80% MLF. Certified BioGro organic. 18.0+/20 Oct 2015 4 stars - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

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2016 Orchard Pinot Gris/Pinot Blanc

2016

Orchard Pinot Gris/Pinot Blanc

The wine has an intricate bouquet of apricot conserve, pear drops, and toasted coconut with hints of almond nougat. The palate has a luscious soft core, with flavours of citrus peel, kumquat and nectarine, which is framed by elegant tannins - a trademark of white wines which have been skin fermented in this style.

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$39/bottle
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2014 Trig Hill Tempranillo

2014

Trig Hill Tempranillo

The wine has a vibrant & red fruited bouquet with hints of earth, leather & lavender, while the palate shows ripe silky cassis, berry and plum flavours with fine supple tannins which are framed by toasty oak.

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$40/bottle

2014 Trig Hill Tempranillo

A gorgeous expression of this classic Spanish grape, it is sweetly fragrant on the nose showing blackberry, plum, cocoa, vanilla, cedar and black olive notes, leading to a succulent and concentrated palate that is supple and fleshy. The wine is beautifully rounded and persistent with loads of delectable flavours. Very long and sumptuous. At its best: now to 2020. $40.00. Certified organic. 5 Stars - Sam Kim

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2013 Trig Hill Pinot Noir

2013

Trig Hill Pinot Noir

This is quite a powerful Pinot, it has aromas of crushed violets and baked plums with an earthy edge. The fleshy palate has a subtle linear acidity and ripe pepperiness. Layers of complexity evolve in the mouth and the wine tails off nicely, with a lovely long finish.

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$65/bottle

2013 Trig Hill Central Otago Pinot Noir

This plush pinot is filled with dark berry, game, truffle, cedar and mixed spice characters. The palate offers terrific fruit concentration and richness, brilliantly structured by abundance of supple tannins. Lovely density as well as refinement. Super long and super attractive. At its best: now to 2023. Sept 2015. Sam Kim, Wine Orbit.

Elegantly concentrated and intense with vibrant and aromatic aromas of dark red berry and cherry fruit in a harmonious amalgam of lifted red florals, dried herbs, stalks and savoury game, and earthy complexities. Medium-full bodied and elegantly concentrated, sweet, vibrant and aromatic dark cherry and red berry fruits feature on the palate. Dark-red florals, delicate herbal layers and nuances of game add interest and detail. The wine flows with vitality and energy along a fine-featured line with fine-grained tannin extraction and lacy acidity ... leads to a very long and sustained finish with floral and herbal elements ... fine-grained structure and line. 5-6+ years. 18.0+/20 Oct 2015, Raymond Chan.

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Sparkling Wines

NV Brut

NV

Brut

Hints of berry fruit, brioche and citrus with a fine bead running through a delicate structure.  This wine has fantastic complexity with a satisfying, refreshing crisp finish.

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$35/bottle

NV Brut

Full of personality, the generous, non-vintage (5*) released in 2016 is a blend of Marlborough and Central Otago base wines, fermented initially in old oak and stainless steel barrels. Disgorged after three and a half years on its yeast lees, it is pale straw, with a fine, persistent 'bead'. The bouquet is fragrant, yeasty and biscuity; the palate rich, lively and appetisingly crisp, with strong, peachy, citrusy, biscuity, yeasty flavours, showing excellent complexity and richness, and a dryish (6 grams/litre residual sugar), finely balanced finish. 5 stars – Michael Cooper’s Buyers Guide 2016

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2011 Blanc de Blancs

2011

Blanc de Blancs

White peach, toasted nut and brioche notes show on the nose while the palate is creamy and rich with a fine tension and poise that is expected with this style of wine. The power and complexity is balanced by very elegant acidity.

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$45/bottle

2011 Rock Ferry Marlborough Blanc de Blancs

This is supremely elegant and complex on the nose showing white stone fruit, oatmeal, fresh baguette, apple blossom and mushroom aromas. The palate is concentrated and focused, and delivers delicate fruit intensity and fine texture, brilliantly supported by layers of engaging flavours and bright acidity, finishing impressively long and refined. At its best: now to 2020. $45.00. Certified organic. www.rockferry.co.nz. Aug 2017. 5 Stars - Sam Kim

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2011 Brut Rose

2011

Brut Rose

Initially wild berries and juicy fruit predominate on the nose and front palate then the focused structure from the barrel fermentation and lees aging gives an elegance which belies the weight of the fruit.

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$45/bottle

2011 Rock Ferry Central Otago Brut Rose

Pale salmon colour. An exquisitely styled methode traditionnelle; the delicately fragrant bouquet shows white stone fruit, lemon peel, yeast and brioche characters with a touch of ripe strawberry. It is finely textured and beautifully weighted on the palate, and offers elegant mouthfeel and juicy acidity. Fabulously long, attractive and engaging. At its best: now to 2020. 94 pts 5 stars – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit.

100% Pinot Noir grown in the Bendigo district of Central Otago. Aged for 12 months in French oak before spending three-and-a-half years on the lees. Pale orange tint. Creamy, smooth-textured wine, with a mix of strawberry, cherry, bran biscuit and subtle savoury flavours.... 3/12/2015. Drink 2015 to 2017. 4.5 Stars - Bob Campbell

Moderately deep salmon-pink colour .... the bead very fine ... The bouquet is soft and full with a good core of strawberries and soft, red fruits, harmoniously melded with subtle toasty and bready autolysis. This has good presence from the Pinot Noir, and unfolds red florals, cherry fruit, herbs and earthy complexities. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the mouthfeel is gently luscious, enlivened by soft effervescence ... hints of earth and herbs ... Soft phenolics and integrated acidity provide structure, and the wine carries to a soft, thirst-quenching, dry finish. 17.5-/20 Oct 2015. 4 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews.

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Dessert Wines

2015 Botrytised Riesling

2015

Botrytised Riesling

Aromas of florals, beeswax and marmalade, the palate is concentrated, richly textured with an intense varietal definition.

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$30/bottle

2015 Botrytised Riesling

Light gold, with a hint of straw, it has an inviting, richly honeyed bouquet. Delicious from the start, it is full-bodied (13 per cent alcohol), lush and sweet (138 grams/litre residual sugar), with peachy, honeyed flavours, gentle acidity, and excellent concentration and roundness. 4 stars. Michael Cooper Buyer's Guide.

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Magnum Range

2008 Central Otago Tempranillo Magnum

2008

Central Otago Tempranillo Magnum

The fragrant briary raspberry fruit shows excellent aromatic depth and is backed by notes of liquorice and fig. The palate is ripe and succulent while retaining elegance. It shows a velvety structure and long finish.

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$99/magnum
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2010 Central Otago Pinot Noir Magnum

2010

Central Otago Pinot Noir Magnum

Intense ripe plum, sweet floral and complex spice aromas abound with impressive focus and presence. The palate is deeply flavoured and lit with earthy complexity, holding swirling tannins with a seductive silken texture.

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$99/magnum
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2010 Trig Hill Pinot Noir Magnum

2010

Trig Hill Pinot Noir Magnum

Brooding ripe dark plum, boysenberry and swirling spice aromas with impressive focus and presence. The palate has smooth ripe tannins and a sweep of ripe dark cherry flavours layering up beautifully to a long powerful finish.

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$150/magnum
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