From the winemaker…
60% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Dark garnet colour. Lifted aromatics of dark berries, cassis, cocoa and wooden spices. Rich sweet fruit and hints of caramel are surrounded by firm fine tannins which provide elegance and great length on the palate.
Serve with rich beef
Cellaring 10-15 years from vintage
Serve at 16-18 degrees Celsius
Why we like it…
Elegant with excellent structure – a top Bordeaux Blend from a producer that never disappoints
A blended of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the 2011 Sophia is medium to deep garnet-purple color and presents a nose of warm cassis, preserved plums and blackberry compote with hints of pencil shavings, cinnamon toast, plus a touch of Mediterranean herbs. Medium-bodied and tightly knit in the mouth, it has a medium to firm level of chewy tannins and balanced acid framing the conservative fruit cone through a finish with good persistence. Drink it now to 2021+.
93+Points Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW Wine Advocate (209), October 2013